Leptastacus waltairensis   Rao & Ganapati,  1969 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.36 mm.

Body cylindrical without demarcation between metasome and urosome. Rostrum short and elliptical. Caudal ramus about 3 times longer than broad, with one terminal stout pectinate seta and 3 lateral slender setae. Antennule 7-segmented, with an aesthete on the fourth segment. Exopod of antenna one-segmented with 2 terminal setae. P.1-P.4 with 3-segmented exopod and 2-segmented endopod. Terminal segments of exopod and endopod of P.1 with 2 geniculate setae each. Third exopod segment of P.3 and second and third exopod segments of P.4 with a modified seta each. P.5 is a triangular lamina with 4 setae in female and 3 setae in male. P.6 is a small semicircular lappet with 2 terminal setae.

Synonym (s)
Leptastacus waltairensis Rao and Ganapati, 1969

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair beach (Lat: 17.72) (Long: 83.33) INDIA (Record: 1/5/2006)
• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA (Record: 27/01/1977)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• East Coast 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
  • Rao, GC and Ganapati, PN (1969) Some new interstitial copepods from Waltair coast Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B 69 1-14; figs 8
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa

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