Quinquelaophonte quinquespinosa   (Sewell,  1924) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.60 – 0.68 mm.

Body linear and slightly compressed dorsoventrally. Anal operculum with a row of small spinules. Caudal rami twice as long as broad with 2 developed terminal setae. Antennule 6-segmented, with an aesthete on the fourth segment. Exopod of antenna is of one small segment with 2 setae. Maxilliped robust, with a stout terminal claw. Endopod of P.1 with 2 segments, prehensile and ends in a terminal claw. P.2-p.4 biramous, with 2-segmented endopod and 3-segmented exopod. Exopod of P.5 with 5-6 setae. P.6 in male is a small lappet with 2 lateral setae.

Synonym (s)
Laophonte quinquespinosa Sewell, 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hut Bay (Lat: 10.63) (Long: 92.6) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 21/03/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hut Bay INDIA (Record: 18/03/1990)

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
  • 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

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