Tisbisoma triarticulatum   Wells,  1967 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Paramesochridae

Description
Size: Length 0.3 mm and maximum width 0.18 mm.

Body shape cyclopoid. Anal operculum present and bare. Caudal ramus as long as broad, with 4 terminal setae, the middle two being well developed. Antennule 8-segmented, with an aesthete on fourth and last segments. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented, the terminal segment bearing 3 terminal setae. Exopod of mandible 1-segmented, with 5 plumose setae. Endopod of maxilliped 3-segmented, the third segment bearing 3 terminal setae. P.1 with exopod 2-segmented, the third segment bearing 3 terminal setae. P.1 with exopod 2-segmented and endopod 3-segmented. Both rami of P.2-P.4 are 3-segmented. P.5 with both distinct, exopod rectangular with 3 terminal setae and base endopod with spinules at base of outer seta. P.6 in male reduced to a single seta.


Synonym (s)
Tisbisoma triarticulatum Wells, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 14/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 16/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) 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
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) 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
  • 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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