Longipedia kikuchii   ItoTat,  1980 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.8 mm.

Fusiform body with large triangular rostrum and spiny anal operculum. Caudal ramus as long as wide. Inner ventral and inner terminal setae of caudal ramus elongate. Epidermal lappets of genital segment small. Abdomen ornamented with small spinules. Antennule 7-segmented, copiously setose and with 4 aesthetes, 2 of them situated on terminal segment. Antenna with 3-segmented endopod and 8-segmented exopod. Mandible exopod 3-segmented. Maxilliped not prehensile., with 12 terminal setae, 4 being extremely elongate. P.1-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented. Second exopod segment of P.1 with a modified seta, while the third endopod segment of P.2 is quite elongate. P.5 is distinctly biramous, with exopod bearing 6 setae in female and 7 setae in male.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 13/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 15/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay INDIA (Record: 25/03/1990)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Orissa, Gahirmatha INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Chadha, S and Sekar, KC (1999) Bhitarkanika:myth and reality Nataraj publishers, Dehra Dun Available at - NIO, Goa

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