Hastigerella leptoderma   (Klie,  1929) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Ectinosomatidae

Description
Size: Length 0.4 mm.

Body linear and cylindrical without tapering to posterior. Cephalothorax rectangular. Last abdominal segment cleft without anal operculum. Caudal ramus longer than broad with 2 developed setae. Antennule 5-segmented, the last one being the longest with an aesthete. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented. Exopod of mandible short with 3 setae. Maxilliped long and thin. Both rami P.1-P.4 with 3 segments. P.5 with confluent rami, base endopod with 2 inner setae and exopod with 3 outer setae. P.6 in male is a small plate with 2 setae.


Synonym (s)
Ectinosoma leptoderma Klie, 1929

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 21/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 7/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, East Bay INDIA (Record: 20/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Middle Andaman, Rangat Bay (Lat: 12.4) (Long: 92.95) INDIA (Record: 24/03/1969) (Depth: 0.05-0.3 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.64) (Long: 92.57) INDIA (Record: 08/03/1969) (Depth: 0.05-0.3 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar Island, Sawai Bay (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 92.79) INDIA (Record: 13/03/1969) (Depth: 0.2 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, East Point (Lat: 7.95) (Long: 93.40) INDIA (Record: 18/04/1973) (Depth: 0.05-0.2 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island, Changappa Bay (Lat: 6.97) (Long: 93.95) INDIA (Record: 17/04/1973) (Depth: 0.3 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • 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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