Scottolana rostrata   Wells and Rao,  1987 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.8-0.9 mm

Body minutely punctate, linear and without a taper. Rostrum triangular with rounded tip. Caudal ramus longer than broad with 2 long terminal setae. Antennule short and 5-segmented. Antenna with the last two exopod segments fused together. P.1-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented. P.5 with 4 elongate innermost and outermost setae. Genital apparatus with a pair of pointed laminated processes. Antennule in male chirocerate with truncated terminal segment. Caudal ramus less broad in male than in female with a single seta at the distal corner.

Synonym (s)
Scottolana rostrata Wells and Rao, 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, East Point (Lat: 11.97) (Long: 92.95) INDIA (Record: 09/05/1973) (Depth: 0.05-0.2 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, North Bay (Lat: 11.86) (Long: 93.07) INDIA (Record: 30/03/1974.) (Depth: 0.1 m mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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

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