Robertsonia propinqua   (Scott T.,  1893) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.8 – 0.8 mm.

Body linear and depressed. Rostrum distinct. Abdomen with dense spinules. Antennule 5-segmented with an aesthete on third segment. Exopod of antenna 2-segmented. Exopod of mandible with 4 setae. Basis of maxillule with 5 setae. Endopod of maxilla 3-segmented. First endopod segment of P.1 as long as the entire exopod. First exopod segment of P.1 as long as the entire exopod. First exopod segment of P.2-P.4 with an inner seta. Inner setae of base endopod of P.5 stout and bifid. Caudal ramus longer than wide with 2 developed terminal setae, the inner one being the longest.

Synonym (s)
Robertsonia proprinqua Scott, 1894
Teissierella propinqua (Scott T., 1893)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic, Demersal, Estuarine, Sandy


• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 27/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 29/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 04/02/1987)
• Maharashtra, Saphala Salt Marsh (Lat: 19.66) (Long: 72.61) INDIA (Record: 08/1984-10/1984)
• Andhra Pradesh, Balusutippa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Bhairavapalem INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Yanam INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Dummulpeta INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi Estuary INDIA (Record: 06/1983-06/1984)
• Andhra Pradesh, Gautami-Godavari Estuary 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
  • Ingole, BS; Anzari, ZA and Parulekar, AH (1990) Benthic harpacticoid copepod community of Saphala salt marsh along the west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 19 217-220 Available at -
  • Kondalarao, B (1984) Distribution of Meiobenthic Harpacticoid Copepods in Gautami Godavari Estuarine System Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 13 80-84 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Ansari, ZA and Parulekar, AH (1993) Environmental stability and seasonality of a harpacticoid copepod community Marine Biology Springer 115 279-286 Available at -
  • Murty, KVR and Kondalarao, B (1987) Survey of meiofauna in the Gautami-Godavari estuary Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 29(1&2) 37-44 Available at - NIO, Goa

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