Laophonte (Laophonte) cornuta   Philippi,  1840 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Laophontidae

Description
Size: Length 0.62 mm.

Body linear with maximum width behind cephalothorax. No distinct demarcation between metasome and urosome. Rostrum depressed and bluntly pointed anteriorly. Thoracic and abdominal segments with ornamentation of hemispherical knobs on posterior margin. Antennule 4-segmented with an aesthete on the third segment. Exopod of antenna 1-segmented with two setae. Maxilliped prehensile with a terminal claw. P.2-P.4 biramous, with 2-segmented endopod and 3-segmented exopod. P.5 biramous with endopod bearing 5 setae and exopod 6 setae.


Synonym (s)
Laophonte cornuta Philippi 1840

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Off Vishakhapatnam Coast (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 25/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 6/3/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay INDIA (Record: 25/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 2003)

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
  • Jordan, DS and JO, Snyder (1900) A list of fishes collected in Japan by Keinosuke Otaki and by the United States steamer albatross, with descriptions of fourteen new species Proceedings of U.S. National Museum 23(1213) 335-380
  • 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
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in

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