Halophytophilus simplex   Wells & Rao,  1987 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Ectinosomatidae

Description
Size: Length 0.3-0.4 mm.

Body linear with slight taper towards both ends. Rostrum short, with broad base. Cephalothorax with a few dorsal sensilla. Caudal ramus broader than long with 3 terminal setae, the median one being the longest. Antennule short and 6-segmented, with an aesthete on third segment. Antenna with basis and 3-segmented exopod. Maxilliped not prehensile. P.1 with 2-segmented prehensile endopod. P.2-P.3 with 3-segmented rami subequal in length. P.5 with exopod longer than broad with 3 long, one accessory and two terminal setae.


Synonym (s)
Halophytophilus simplex Wells and Rao, 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Butler Bay INDIA (Record: 21/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay INDIA (Record: 25/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, East Point (Lat: 11.97) (Long: 92.95) INDIA (Record: 09/05/1973) (Depth: 0.05-0.2 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, North Bay (Lat: 11.86) (Long: 93.07) INDIA (Record: 25/03/1974) (Depth: 0.1 mts)

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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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