Diarthrodes cystoecus   Fahrenbach,  1954 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Dactylopusiidae

Description
Size: Length 0.6 mm.

Body fusiform. Rostrum distinct and rounded anteriorly. Caudal ramus broader than long, with spinulose posterior edge and 2 developed setae. Anal operculum lacking. Antennule 6-segmented, with an aesthete on fourth segment, exopod of antenna 3-segmented. Second endopod segment of antenna with geniculate setae. Maxilliped prehensile with a terminal claw. P.1 with both rami 2-segmented. Rami P.2-P.4 with 3 segments, exopod being longer than the endopod. P.5 with distinct rami, with both, base endopod and exopod with 5 terminal setae. Antennule in male haplocerate. P.6 is a small reduced plate with a pair of lappets.


Synonym (s)
Diarthrodes cystoecus Fahrenbach, 1954

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 29/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 30/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1991, 1993)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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