Stenhelia (Delavalia) madrasensis   Wells,  1971 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Miraciidae

Description
Size: 0.42 mm.

Body elongate and pyriform. Rostrum large and triangular with bifid apex. Antennule 8-segmented and highly setose, with an aesthete on the fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented. Maxilliped non-prehensile, with endopod with 2 segments. Endopod of P.1 is 2-segmented and P.2-P.4 is 3-segmented. Endopod of P.2 with 2 segments in male and 3 segments in female. Exopod P.5 elongate and oval, with 6 terminal setae. Basendopod not expanded, with 5 setae and spines. Genital segment wider in the anterior part than the posterior. Caudal rami 4 times longer than broad, with 2 developed terminal setae.


Synonym (s)
Stenhelia madrasensis Wells 1971

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.25) (Long: 82.25) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.73) (Long: 82.25) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.34) (Long: 80.49) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.91) (Long: 82.24) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1993)
• East Coast INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Andhra Pradesh, Gautami-Godavari Estuary 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
  • Kondalarao, B (1984) Distribution of Meiobenthic Harpacticoid Copepods in Gautami Godavari Estuarine System Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 13 80-84 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
  • Murty, KVR and Kondalarao, B (1987) Survey of meiofauna in the Gautami-Godavari estuary Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 29(1&2) 37-44 Available at - NIO, Goa

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