Stenhelia (Delavalia) breviseta   Wells and Rao  (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.38-0.40 mm.

Body pear-shaped. Cephalothorax large. Rostrum not bifid. Abdomen not tapering. Structure of anal operculum typical of the genus. Caudal ramus longer than broad with 2 well developed terminal setae, the inner one being twice longer than the outer. Antennule 8-segmented, with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna long, slender and 3-segmented. Maxilliped not prehensile. P.1 with 3-segmented exopod and 2-segmented endopod. P.2-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented. Exopod of P.5 elliptical with 5 setae. Antennule in male sub-chirocerate. P.6 in male is a lappet with 3 small setae.

Synonym (s)
Stenhelia breviseta Wells and Rao 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• 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 -
  • 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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