Diosaccus monardi   Sewell,  1940 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Miraciidae

Description
Size: Length 0.8 – 0.85 mm.

Body linear. Marginal spinules occur on ventral surface of three abdominal segments. Rostrum short and broad. Caudal ramus as long as broad, with 1-jointed dorsal seta, a lateral spine and a well developed terminal seta. Antennule 8-segmented, with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented. Exopod of mandible with one lateral and 3 terminal setae, endopod absent. Maxilliped prehensile, with a terminal claw. P.2 in male with 3-segmented exopod and 2-segmented endopod bearing modified setae. Setae on rami P.1-P.4 are highly plumose. P.5 with fused laminae, the endopod bearing 3 setae and exopod 4 setae. P.6 in male is a single plate with 2 setae and a long spine. Principal apical seta of caudal ramus in male is not modified at its base.


Synonym (s)
Diosaccus monardi Sewell, 1940

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

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

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/03/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1991, 1993)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Lake 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

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 (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

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