Ectinosoma dentatum   Steuer,  1940 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Ectinosomatidae

Description
Body linear and fusiform, with distinct demarcation between metasome and urosome. Anal operculum poorly developed and lacks spinules on posterior border. Abdomen with minute rows of pustules and lacks minute setules. Caudal ramus as long as wide with two well developed apical setae. Rostrum distinct, well developed and pointed anteriorly. Antennule 6-segmented, with an aesthete on third and terminal segments. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented, the middle segment being the shortest. Maxilliped non-prehensile. P.1-P.4 with both rami 3-segmente. Outer segments and setae spinulose. Exopod of P.3-P.4 with setae on outer edge. P.5 in female with 4 setae on exopod, while basendopod has one outer and two inner setae. P.6 in male is a short lappet with two setae of unequal length.


Synonym (s)
Ectinosoma dentatum Steuer, 1940

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, East Bay INDIA (Record: 20/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Andaman, Seaward Bay (Lat: 12.96) (Long: 92.98) INDIA (Record: 29/03/1969) (Depth: 0.1-0.3 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Middle Andaman, Rangat Bay (Lat: 12.4) (Long: 92.95) INDIA (Record: 24/03/1969) (Depth: 0.05-0.3 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Middle Andaman, West Point (Lat: 12.38) (Long: 92.94) INDIA (Record: 18/03/1974) (Depth: 0.2 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, North Bay (Lat: 12.06) (Long: 92.98) INDIA (Record: 18/05/1973) (Depth: 0.2 mts)
• 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 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen (Lat: 11.60) (Long: 93.07) INDIA (Record: 25/03/1974) (Depth: 0.1 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 92.77) INDIA (Record: 18/03/1969) (Depth: 0.3 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar Island, Sawai Bay (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 92.79) INDIA (Record: 13/03/1969) (Depth: 0.2 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta Island, Chotina Bay (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 93.53) INDIA (Record: 19/04/1973) (Depth: 0.1 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island, Changappa Bay (Lat: 6.97) (Long: 93.95) INDIA (Record: 17/04/1973) (Depth: 0.2 mts)
• Orissa, Gahirmatha INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hobday Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hobday Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) 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 (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
  • Chadha, S and Sekar, KC (1999) Bhitarkanika:myth and reality Nataraj publishers, Dehra Dun 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

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