Diosaccus monardi   Sewell,  1940 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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

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


• 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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