Parastenhelia hornelli   Thompson I. C. & Scott A.,  1903 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Parastenheliidae

Description
Size: Length 0.6 mm.

Body elongated. Rostrum pointed apically. Anal operculum simple and naked. Caudal ramus broader than long with 2 developed apical setae. Antennule 9-segmented with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 2-segmented. Maxilliped prehensile with a terminal claw. Endopod of P.1 with 2 segments, the second one being quite small with 2 long terminal claws. Exopod short and 3-segmented. P.2-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented. P.5 in male with outer segment composed of 3 joints.


Synonym (s)
Parastenhelia hornelli Thompson & Scott, 1903

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• 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: 6/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 11/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 13/02/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay INDIA (Record: 25/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Butler Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Orissa, Gahirmatha INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maly Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maly Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington 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
  • Krishnaswamy, S (1953) Pelagic Copepoda of the Madras Coast Journal of the Zoological Society of India The Zoological Society of India, Calcutta 5(1) 1-162 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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
  • Chadha, S and Sekar, KC (1999) Bhitarkanika:myth and reality Nataraj publishers, Dehra Dun Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1987) Meiofauna of the Marine National Park, South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 3(2) 88-97 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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