Kliopsyllus psammophilus   (Noodt,  1964) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.28 – 0.30 mm.

Body depressed dorsoventrally and tapers to the posterior end. Cephalothorax anteriorly rounded. Anal operculum present. Caudal ramus 2.5 times longer than broad, with 2 developed setae. Antennule short and 8-segmented, with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 1-segmented, with 1 terminal and 2 lateral setae. Maxilliped prehensile. Rami of P.1 are 2-semented. Rami of P.2-P.4 with exopod 3-segmented and endopod 1-segmented. Endopod of P.4 bears a modified seta. Inner expansion of P.5 with 2 setae, exopod oval with 3 setae. P.6 in male is a transverse lappet with a seta.

Synonym (s)
Paramesochra psammophila Noodt 1964

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/2/1987)
• 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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