Echinolaophonte tropica   Ummerkutty,  1970 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.65 mm.

Body broad, five times as long as wide and dorsoventrally compressed. Rostrum broad, truncate and fused with cephalothorax. Caudal ramus less than twice as long as broad with 2 principal setae fused at their base, inner one is much longer than the outer. Cuticle minutely punctate. Antennule short and 6-segmented, with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna well developed, with 4 long setae. Maxilliped large and robust with massive terminal claws. P.1 with 2-segmented exopod and 2-segmented endopod, the first endopod segment being extremely robust. P.2-P.4 with short terminal exopod and endopod segments. P.5 with elongate exopod carrying 3 setae, the inner one being densely plumose. P.6 in male with a small seta and a massive spine.

Synonym (s)
Echinolaophonte tropica Ummerkutty, 1970

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 22/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 25/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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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