Halectinosoma langi   Wells,  1967 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Ectinosomatidae

Description
Size: Length 0.38 – 0.42 mm.

Body linear and slightly tapers posteriorly. Cephalothorax tapers from posterior to anterior. Rostrum short and truncate at apex. Anal operculum lacking. Cuticle punctate. Caudal ramus broader than long, with a long terminal seta and a short spine. Antennule 5-segmented with an aesthete on third segment. Male antennule chirocerate and highly modified. Exopod of antenna very long, robust and 3-segmented, with 2 terminal plumose setae on last segment. Maxilliped with second endopod segment with 3 setae. P.1-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented with spinulose outer edges. P.5 with confluent rami bearing 6 setae. P.6 in male is a small plate with an outer seta.


Synonym (s)
Halectinosoma langi Wells, 1965

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 11/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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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