Phyllopodopsyllus gracilipes   Wells & Rao,  1987 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Tetragonicepsidae

Description
Size: Length 0.6-0.7 mm.

Body linear, five times as long as broad. Rostrum short with truncate apex. Anal operculum spinulose. Caudal ramus longer than broad, with principal terminal seta being bulbous. Entire body and appendages minutely pubescent, with broad setules. Antennule 9-segmented, lacking an unguiform projection on second segment. Exopod of antenna 1-segmented. Maxilliped prehensile. P.1-P.4 with 3-segmented exopods and 2-segmented endopods. Endopod of P.1 prehensile. P.5 is of usual generic type. Antennule in male strongly haplocerate. Exopod of P.5 in male with 5 setae.


Synonym (s)
Phyllopodopsyllus gracilipes Wells and Rao, 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay (Lat: 7.9) (Long: 93.4) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay INDIA (Record: 25/03/1990)
• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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