Paramesochra longicaudata   Nicholls,  1945 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.28 – 3.0 mm.

Body depressed dorsoventrally and tapers evenly from anterior to posterior end. Cephalothorax rounded anteriorly. Rostrum pointed. Anal operculum present. Caudal furca 3.5 times longer than wide with 2 well developed setae. Antennule 7-segmented, with an aesthete on the fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 1-segmented, with 3 setae. Exopod of mandible 1-segmented, with 3 setae. Maxilliped prehensile. Rami of P.1 are 2-segmented. Rami of P.2-P.4 with exopod 3-segmented and endopod 2-segmented. Endopod of P.4 with a modified seta. Inner expansion of P.5 with 2 setae, exopod oval with 3 setae.

Synonym (s)
Paramesochra longicaudata Nicholls, 1945

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 30/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 3/2/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa

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