Psammopsyllus operculatus   Nicholls,  1945 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Leptopontiidae

Description
Size: Length 0.36 mm.

Body linear and cylindrical, without demarcation between metasome and urosome. Anal operculum present. Caudal ramus conical and twice longer than wide. Each ramus bears 2 short terminal spines, 3 lateral and 3 terminal setae. Antennule 6-segmented, with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna lacking. Maxilliped single-segmented, with a terminal claw. P.1 is uniramous with 2-segmented endopod, the second segment being 1/3 of the first with 2 apical setae. P.2-P.3 are biramous, with 3-segmented exopod and 1-segmented endopod, the last exopod segment with 3 terminal setae. P.5 is a short semicircular lamina with a spine and a seta.


Synonym (s)
Psammopsyllus operculatus Nicholls, 1945

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 27/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 28/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 29/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair Coast INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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 and Ganapati, PN (1966) The interstitial fauna inhabiting the beach sands of Waltair coast Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 34(2) Available at - http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/rawdataupload/upload/insa/INSA_1/20005b75_82.pdf
  • 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
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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