Haloschizopera tenuipes   Noodt,  1967 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Miraciidae

Description
Size: Length 0.38 – 0.42 mm.

Body linear and cylindrical, without demarcation between metasome and urosome. Caudal rami are wider than long with two well developed terminal setae. Antennule 8-segmented, with an aesthete on fourth and terminal segments. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented. Exopod of mandible is much reduced and 2-segmented. Maxilliped prehensile upon first segment. Both rami of P.1-P.4 are 3-segmented. Exopod of P.5 rectangular with 5 setae. Base endopod with 2 inner, 2 outer and 2 terminal setae.


Synonym (s)
Haloschizopera tenuipes Noodt, 1964

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• 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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