Amphiascoides subdebilis   (Willey,  1935) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Miraciidae

Description
Size: Length 0.8 mm

Body linear and tapers from anterior and posterior, with distinct demarcation between metasome and urosome. Rostrum distinct and elongated. Abdominal ornamentation lacking. Anal operculum present and bare. Caudal ramus thrice as wide as long, with 2 developed terminal setae, the inner one being the longest. Antennule 8-segmented, the fourth segment being quite elongated and bearing an aesthete. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented, the middle segment being very short and the terminal segment bearing 2 apical setae of unequal length. Maxilliped prehensile with a terminal claw. P.1-P.4 biramous, with 3-segmented exopod and endopod. Endopod of P.1 quite stout, first segment being very long and second segment very short. Middle exopod segment without an inner seta. Distal endopod segment of P.3 and distal exopod segment of P.4 with 2 inner seta. P.5 distinctly biramous, with the triangular base endopod and the elongated exopod bearing 5 setae each.


Synonym (s)
Amphiascus subdebilis Willey, 1935

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay (Lat: 7.9) (Long: 93.4) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Saphala Coast (Lat: 19.67) (Long: 72.62) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Saphala Salt Marsh (Lat: 19.66) (Long: 72.61) INDIA (Record: 08/1984-10/1984)
• Goa, Siridao beach (Lat: 15.43) (Long: 73.85) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 8/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/2/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Maharashtra, Bhatye Creek (Lat: 17.03) (Long: 73.33) 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
  • Ingole, BS; Ansari, ZA and Parulekar, AH (1990) Benthic harpacticoid copepod community of Saphala salt marsh along the west of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 19 217-220 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Ingole, BS; Anzari, ZA and Parulekar, AH (1990) Benthic harpacticoid copepod community of Saphala salt marsh along the west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 19 217-220 Available at - http://hdl.handle.net/2264/2449
  • Ingole, BS and Parulekar, AH (1998) Role of salinity in structuring the intertidal meiofauna of a tropical estuarine beach: field evidence Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 27 356 - 361 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Ingole, BS. (1994) Influence of salinity on the reproductive potential of a laboratory cultured harpacticoid copepod, Amphiascoides subdebilis Willey, 1935 232(1-2) 31-40 Available at - NIO, Goa

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