Longipedia weberi   Scott A.,  1909 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Longipediidae

Description
Size: Length 0.6 – 0.7 mm.

Body fusiform. Rostrum large. Anal operculum well developed. Antennule 6-segmented, with 4 aesthetes. Exopod of antenna 8-segmented. Exopod of mandible 3-segmented. Maxilliped not prehensile. P.1-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented. Setae highly plumose. Second exopod segment of P.1 with a modified seta. Second segment of endopod of P.2 with one minute seta on posterior surface. Third endopod segment of P.2 extremely elongate and 4 times longer than the first two segments. P.5 distinctly biramous with 2 plumose setae on base endopod and 6 naked setae on exopod. P.5 in male with one plumose seta on base endopod. Caudal ramus as long as broad with 2 developed terminal setae. Abdomen spinules extremely elongate. Intercoxal plates of P.1-P.4 highly ornamented.


Synonym (s)
Longipedia weberi Scott, 1909

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.73) (Long: 82.25) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 13/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 20/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 07/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/02/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bomila Creek INDIA (Record: 19/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dugong Creek INDIA (Record: 24/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Butler Bay INDIA (Record: 21/03/1990)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi Estuary INDIA (Record: 06/1983-06/1984)
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Gautami-Godavari Estuary INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Muttukadu (Lat: 12.78) (Long: 80.25) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-06/2006)

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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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