Enhydrosoma littorale   Wells,  1967 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.35 – 0.40 mm.

Body tapers slightly posteriorly. Rostrum confluent with cephalothorax. Anal operculum present. Cuticle punctate. Caudal rami with 3 terminal setae, the median one being the longest. Antennule short and 5-segmented, with an aesthete on third and fifth segments. Exopod of antenna 1-segmented, with 2 plumose setae. Maxilliped with a terminal claw and prehensile upon first segment. P.1-P.4 with exopod 3-segmented and endopod 2-segmented. First segment of endopod P.1 is very small without setae. Second segment 5 times as long as the first, with spinules on outer edge and a terminal seta and a spine. Second segment of endopod P.4 with a massive spine at the outer distal corner. P.5 with distinct rami, exopod with 2 terminal and 2 outer setae. Endopod of P.3 in male is 3-segmented and modified.

Synonym (s)
Enhydrosoma littorale Wells, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 1/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 3/3/1983)
• 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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