Halectinosoma tenuireme   (Scott T. & A.,  1894) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Ectinosomatidae

Description
Size: Length 0.52 mm

Body linear and cylindrical. Cephalothorax tapers from posterior to anterior region. Rostrum small and conical. Anal operculum indistinct. Abdominal segments spinulose on posterior border. Caudal ramus as long as wide with two long terminal setae and a short spine. Antennule 7-segmented with an aesthete on third segment. Male antennule chirocerate. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented. Maxilliped with second endopod segment bearing 3 setae. P.1-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented and with spinulose outer edges. Distal segment of exopod and endopod of P.1 with 5 and 4 setae, respectively. P.5 with confluent rami bearing 3 setae on basendopod and 4 setae on exopod.


Synonym (s)
Ectinosoma tenuireme T. and A. Scott, 1896
Pararenosetella tenuiremis Scott T. & A., 1894

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Junglighat INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Andaman, Seaward Bay (Lat: 12.86) (Long: 92.94) INDIA (Record: 12/03/1974) (Depth: 0.2 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta Island, Chotina Bay (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 93.53) INDIA (Record: 19/04/1973) (Depth: 0.1 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island, Changappa Bay (Lat: 6.97) (Long: 93.95) INDIA (Record: 17/04/1973) (Depth: 0.2 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) 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

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
  • 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 (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
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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