Sicameira langi   Rao,  1972 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.52 mm.

Body cylindrical without demarcation between metasome and urosome and slightly tapers posteriorly. Distinct somatic ornamentation lacking. Anal operculum bare. Caudal ramus twice longer than broad, with 3 setae, the middle one being very long. Rostrum small and pointed. Cephalothorax rectangular. Antennule 7-segmented with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 2-segmented, the distal one being quite small with 2 long setae. Mandible lacks exopod. Maxilliped prehensile with a terminal claw. Both the rami of P.1-P.4 are 3-segmented. P.5 biramous with distinct rami, the base endopod bearing 2 inner setae and oval exopod bearing 5 setae, the second innermost one being the longest and plumose.

Synonym (s)
Sicameira langi Rao, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 7/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 4/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1991, 1993)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell 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 -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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