Canuellina nicobaris   Wells and Rao  1987 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Canuellidae

Description
Size: Length 1.0-1.2 mm.

Body linear without demarcation between metasome and urosome. Rostrum large with truncate tip. Anal operculum is simple and asetose. Caudal ramus with 5 setae, the inner terminal one being the largest and bulbous. Antennule 4-segmented, with profuse setation. Antenna with 7-segmented exopod and 3-segmented endopod. P.1-P.3 with both rami 3-segmented. Endopod of P.4 two-segmented. P.5 is a lappet with 4 setae. Antennule in male strongly chirocerate.


Synonym (s)
Canuellina nicobaris Wells and Rao, 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hut Bay INDIA (Record: 18/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bomila Creek INDIA (Record: 19/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Butler Bay INDIA (Record: 21/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta Island, Chotina Bay (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 93.535) INDIA (Record: 19/04/1973) (Depth: 0.1 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Wells, JBJ and Rao, GC (1987) Littoral Harpacticoida (Crustacea: Copepoda) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands Memoirs of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 16(4) 1-385; figs 1-1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 (1987) Meiofauna of the Marine National Park, South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 3(2) 88-97 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
  • 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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