Longipedia andamanica   Wells,  1980 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.8-1.0 mm.

Body fusiform, with rostrum having rounded apex. Anal operculum with a long median spine, two sensilla and two lateral spines. Antennule 6-segmented with 4 aesthetes. Antennule in male chirocerate. Exopod of antenna 5-segmented. Exopod of mandible 3-segmented. Maxilliped non-prehensile. P.1-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented. Setae highly plumose. Origin of outer spine on P.2 is quite variable. Endopod on P.4 slightly shorter than exopod. Accessory seta of P.5 very long. Exopod of P.5 in male with 6 setae. Caudal ramus with 2 short lateral and 2 long terminal setae.

Synonym (s)
Longipedia andamanica Wells 1980

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (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, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay INDIA (Record: 25/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • 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

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