Angeliera phreaticola   Chappuis & Delamare,  1952 (Isopod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 1.2 – 1.6 mm.

Body long and vermiform. Thorax 7-segmented and abdomen 2-segmented. Uropod long and biramous, with 6 terminal setae. Eyes absent. Antennule 7-segmented and carries 2 aesthetes. Antenna 5-segmented, with an aesthete on last segment. Epipodite of maxilliped large and bract-like. Pereiopods all alike, 6-segmented and carry a pair of terminal claws. Second pleopod of male 2-jointed and modified for copulation.

Viviparous and brood pouch external, carrying a single embryo. Pairing of adults is common in this species.

Active and thigmotactic, clinging to sand grains.

Synonym (s)
Angeliera phreaticola Chappuis and Delamare, 1954

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 07/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 07/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair Coast INDIA
• Bay of Bengal 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
  • 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 -

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