Parapseudoleptomesochra trisetosa   (Krishnaswamy)  (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.32 – 0.35 mm.

Body linear without demarcation between metasome and urosome. Rostrum minute. Antennule 7-segmented with an aesthete on fourth and terminal segments. Exopod of antenna one-segmented. Mandible without exopod. Maxilliped with a terminal claw and prehensile on endopod. Both rami of P.1-P.4 are 3-segmented. Endopod of P.1 prehensile. Middle segment of exopod of P.1 without inner seta. Exopod of P.5 in female with 5 setae and base endopod with 3 inner setae. Exopod of P.5 in male with 3 setae and base endopod with one seta. P.6 in male is a semicircular lappet with 3 setae. Caudal ramus longer than wide with one lateral and 2 well developed terminal setae.

Synonym (s)
Ameira trisetosa Krishnaswamy 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 24/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 13/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands 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

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