Euaugaptilus indicus   Sewell,  1932 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Augaptilidae

Description
Size: Female total length 6.68 mm.

The proportional lengths of the cephalothorax and abdomen are as 43 to 12, so that the abdomen is contained 3.6 times in the length of the anterior region of the body.
The forehead is rounded and is produced below in a rounded prominence, bearing two long and delicate rostral spines; at the base of this prominence is a small angular projection. The head and 1st thoracic segment are separate; thoracic segments 4 and 5 are fused together. The posterior thoracic margin is slightly emarginate.
The abdomen is symmetrical and consists of the usual three segments and the furca.
The 1st antenna reaches back to a little beyond the tip of the furcal ramus, overlapping it by about the last segment.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Indian Ocean (Lat: 5.93) (Long: 76.36) (Record: 23/04/1924)
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 10.43) (Long: 74.54) INDIA (Record: 28/04/1925)

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, HUK; Jayaraj, KA; Rafeeq, M; Jayalakshmi, KJ and Revichandran, C Mesozooplankton distribution near an active volcanic island in the Andaman Sea (Barren Island) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Springer Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-010-1579-0
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sewell, RBS (1999) The copepoda of Indian seas Biotech Books, Delhi, India 407 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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