Amphiascopsis cinctus   (Claus,  1866) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Miraciidae

Description
Size: Length 0.8 - 1.0 mm.

Body linear and slightly tapers posteriorly. Rostrum prominent and pointed anteriorly. Caudal ramus as long as broad with 2 developed setae. Antennule 8-segmented with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented, the middle one being very short. Maxilliped prehensile with a terminal claw and a seta on inner border of the endopod. P.1-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented. Basal segment of P.1 in male with a long spine. Endopod of P.2 in male modified. P.5 in female biramous with 5 inner setae on base endopod and 6 outer setae on exopod. P.5 in male with 2 inner setae on base endopod and 6 outer setae on exopod. P.6 in male is represented by 3 setae.


Synonym (s)
Amphiascus cinctus Claus, 1866

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Off Vishakhapatnam Coast (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 11/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Lake INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sippighat (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sippighat (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bamboo Flat (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bamboo Flat (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Wright Myo (Lat: 11) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Wright Myo (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Junglighat 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
  • Sarma, ALN (1977) The phytal fauna of Sargassum off Visakhapatnam coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Ernakulam, Cochin-682 011, India 16(3) 741-755 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
  • Rao, GC (1986) Meiofauna of the Mangrove sediments in South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 2(2) 23-32 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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