Balucopsylla triarticulata   Wells & Rao,  1987 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Miraciidae

Description
Size: Length 0.48-0.50 mm.

Body linear and cylindrical. Cephalothorax elongate and rounded anteriorly. Thoracic segments short and abdominal segments elongate. Rostrum elongate and pointed. Anal operculum absent. Somatic ornamentation limited to sensilla. Antennule 8-segmented, with second segment being the longest and an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented, the second one being quite small without a seta. Maxilliped well developed and prehensile. P.1-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented, with elongate exopod segments bearing spinules on outer edges. P.5 with basendopod bearing 2 setae and a massive spine on inner side, while the exopod bears 5 setae.


Synonym (s)
Balucopsylla triarticulata Wells and Rao, 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnington Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) 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 (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa

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