Stenhelia (Delavalia) polluta   Monard  (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Miraciidae

Description
Size: Length 0.50-0.52 mm.

Body elongate. Anterior region robust and posterior region narrow. Rows of spinules occur on female abdomen. Antennule 8-segmented. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented. Caudal ramus twice longer than wide. Exopod of P.1 with 3 segments and endopod with 2 segments. Endopod of P.1 as long as exopod. Basal segment of P.5 with 3 setae, while the distal exopod has 5 setae. Caudal ramus thrice longer than wide with 2 developed apical setae, the inner one being the longest. Caudal ramus and P.5 in female are quite variable in this species.


Synonym (s)
Stenhelia polluta Monard 1928

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hut Bay INDIA (Record: 18/03/1990)

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


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