Phyllothalestris mysis   (Claus,  1863) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.8 mm.

Body linear and slender. Rostrum prominent. Caudal ramus as long as wide with 2 developed apical setae, the inner one being the longest. Antennule 8-segmented, with an aesthete on fourth segment. Antenna robust, with 2 -segmented exopod. Maxilliped prehensile with a terminal claw and a row of spinules on the inner margin of endopod. P.1 with 3-segmented exopod and 2-segmented endopod, the second segment of exopod and first segment of endopod being quite long, while the terminal segment bears a pair of apical claws on both the rami. P.2-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented. P.5 is represented by two enlarged foliaceous plates with 4 short inner setae on base endopod and 6 short outer setae on exopod.

Synonym (s)
Thalestris mysis Claus, 1863

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• 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, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/03/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay INDIA (Record: 25/03/1990)
• 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

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
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa

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