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

Size: Length 0.48-0.50 mm

Body cylindrical and minutely pubescent. Rostrum minute and fused with cephalothorax. Anal operculum prominent and dentate. Caudal ramus with 3 unguiform processes and weak setae. Cephalothorax with many rows of dense sensilla. Anal operculum strongly dentate. Antennule 6-segmented, with an unguiform projection on second segment. Exopod of antenna one-segmented with 4 plumose setae. Maxilliped prehensile on first segment. P.1 with 1-segmented exopod and 2-segmented prehensile endopod. P.2-P.4 with reduced rami, lacking endopods. Exopod of P.5 with 3 setae. Antennule in male chirocerate.

Synonym (s)
Laophontina sensillata Wells and Rao, 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay (Lat: 7.9) (Long: 93.4) INDIA
• 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)
  • 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 -

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