Porcellidium ravanae   Thompson I. C. & Scott A.,  1903 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.6 mm and width 0.4 mm.

Body ovate. Caudal ramus elongate, with 2 dorsal and 4 apical setae. Body ornamentation with circular markings. Rostrum broadly truncate. Antennule 6-segmented and highly setose. Exopod of antenna is of one segment with 3 lateral and 3 apical spinulose setae. Endopod of mandible with curiously shaped plumose spines. Endopod of maxilliped with 4 short claws. Endopod of P.1 is 2-segmented, first segment being lamelliform. Rami of P.2-P.4 are 3-segmented. Exopod of P.5 is a triangular lamella with 2 plumose setae in female and 5 plumose setae in male on the outer edge.

Synonym (s)
Porcellidium ravanae Thompson and Scott, 1903

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 3/7/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 13/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay INDIA (Record: 21/03/1990)

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

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