Kliopsyllus wilsoni   (Krishnaswamy,  1957) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.28 – 0.30 mm.

Body depressed dorsoventrally and tapers posteriorly. Antennule 7-segmented with an aesthete on the fourth and terminal segments. Exopod of antenna single-segmented with 3 setae. Rami of P.1 are 2-segmented, the second segment of endopod with 2 setae and exopod with 4 setae. P.2-P.4 with one-segmented endopod and 3-segmented exopod. Exopod of P.5 with 3 setae. P.6 in male is represented by 3 short setae. Caudal rami thrice longer than wide, with 3 terminal setae.

Synonym (s)
Paramesochra wilsoni Krishnaswamy, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 28/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 30/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 2/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) 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 (1987) Meiofauna of the Marine National Park, South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 3(2) 88-97 Available at - NIO, Goa

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