Sphaeroma triste   Heller,  1865 (Isopod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Straw colored with black scattered spots.

Surface of head and first peraeon segment granulated and one prominent tubercle present in middle of head. A setiferous rounded tubercle on the anterior and posterior lateral margins. Exopod and endopod subequal in length.

Synonym (s)
Sphaeroma triste Heller, 1868
Sphaeroma triste Pillai, 1961

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA (Record: 21/08/1987-21/08/1988)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobars INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nair, NB and Salim, M (1994) Marine timber destroying organisms of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep Archipelago Occasional paper no 159 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 87 pp
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • (2003) World list of marine, freshwater and terrestrial isopod crustaceans Available at - http://rathbun.si.edu/iz/isopod/isolist/isolist_search.cfm
  • Kumari, VS and Nair, NB (1985) Some ciliates from the marine wood-boring isopod Sphaeroma Indian Journal of Fisheries 32(2) 215-223 Available at - NCL, Pune (ASFA Records 3)
  • Pillai, NK The role of crustacea in the destruction of submerged timber Proceedings on the symposium on crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp 1274-1281 Available at - CASMB, Parangipettai
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Ghatak, SS (1995) Isopoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 191-197 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Roy, MKD (2006) Marine wood-borers of Andaman and Nicobar islands with key to species Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 3(2) 131-142 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, MV; Pati, SK; D. Swain; and Sharma, RM Marine wood-borers Zoological Survey of India 1-5 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Marine%20Wood%20borers.pdf

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