Phyllopodopsyllus aegypticus   Nicholls,  1944 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Tetragonicepsidae

Description
Size: Length 0.76 mm.

Body linear about 5 times as long as broad and densely covered with fine hairs. Anal operculum setose. Genital suture complete dorsally. Caudal ramus longer than wide, with the principal terminal seta being not bulbous. Antennule 7-segmented in female and 6-segmented in male, with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 1-segmented and bears 3 setae. Exopod of mandible small and 1-segmented. Maxilliped with a terminal claw. Rami of P.1-P.4 with 3-segmented exopod and 2-segmented endopod. First endopod segment of P.1 is elongate, slender, 7 times as long as broad and 7 times as long as the second segment. Exopod of P.5 with 5 setae, 2 of them being stout and plumose. P.6 in male with 2 setae and an outer spine.


Synonym (s)
Phyllopodopsyllus aegypticus Nicholls, 1944

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 7/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 9/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 11/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1993) Littoral meiofauna of Little Andaman Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 155 ZSI, Calcutta 120 pp 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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