Stenhelia madrasensis   Wells,  1971 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: 0.4 mm

Body elongate and pyriform. Rostrum large and triangular with bifid apex. Antennule 8-segmented and highly setose, with an aesthete on the fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented. Maxilliped non-prehensile, with endopod with 2 segments. Endopod of P.1 is 2-segmented and P.2-P.4 is 3-segmented. Endopod of P.2 with 2 segments in male and 3 segments in female. Exopod P.5 elongate and oval, with 6 terminals setae. Base endopod not expanded, with 5 setae and spines. Genital segment wider in the anterior part than the posterior. Caudal rami 4 times longer than broad, with 2 developed terminal setae.

Synonym (s)
Stenhelia madrasensis Wells, 1971

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 25/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Lake INDIA
• East Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa

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