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

Size: Length 0.8 mm and maximum width 0.5 mm.

Body ovate with greatest width at the posterior end of cephalothorax. All segments with acutely pointed epimera. Caudal ramus twice longer than broad with one articulated dorsal seta. Antennule 7-segmented, with an aesthete on third and fourth segments. Exopod of antenna 2-segmented. Endopod of mandible single-segmented with 6 setae. Maxilliped well developed and prehensile with a curved claw. Endopod of P.1 I 2-segmented. Rami of P.2-P.3 are 3-segmented. P.5 with an elongate exopod, bearing 5 setae.

Synonym (s)
Peltidium angulatum Thompson and Scott, 1903

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hut Bay (Lat: 10.63) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 25/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 7/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hut Bay INDIA (Record: 18/03/1990)

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 -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa

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