Microberberus andamanensis   Coineau and Rao  (Isopod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Isopoda
Family:Anthuridae

Description
Size: Length 0.9-1.0 mm.

Body long, vermiform and transparent. Eyes absent. Antennule 10-segmented with an aesthete on fifth segment. Antenna 6-segmented with an aesthete on last segment. Mandible pulp much reduced. Pereiopods 6-segmented, all alike, excepting the first with robust fifth segment prehensile on sixth segment. Modified sensory setae occur on first, fourth and fifth segments of pereiopods 2-7. Second pleopod of male 2-segmented, with terminal segment modified into an unguiform structure for copulation. Uropod 2-segmented, with two terminal setae and lateral sensory bristles on endopod. Exopod much reduced.


Synonym (s)
Microberberus andamanensis Coineau and Rao, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, East Bay INDIA (Record: 20/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay INDIA (Record: 25/03/1990)
• 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 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

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