Brianola hamondi   Wells & Rao,  1987 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: length (female): 0.865-1.122 mm (male): 0.631-0.642 mm

The entire body is minutely punctate with the cephalothorax and thoracic segments otherwise unornamented and with an entire hyaline frill. The spinule rows are more restricted and the two anterior rows of small hairs present. The pseudoperculum is not cleft medially. On the last segment longer 'spines' just lateral to the operculum is absent. The caudal ramus lacks the ventral transverse row of spinules and there many more lateral spinules. The male differs from the female only in the antennule and p.5 and in the ornamentation of the abdomen.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• 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, Guptapara (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Guptapara (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Das, A (2003) A catalogue of new taxa described by the scientists of the zoological survey of India during 1916-1991 Occasional paper no 208 ZSI, Kolkata 530 pp
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1986) Meiofauna of the Mangrove sediments in South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 2(2) 23-32 Available at - NIO,Goa

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