Microcerberus anfindicus   Messana, Argano & Baldari,  1978 (Isopod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Isopoda
Family:Microcerberidae

Description
Size: Length 0.8 – 1.0 mm.

Body linear, cylindrical and vermiform, with colorless cephalon and 10 visible segments. Segments II-IV are narrower than the rest. Antennule 10-jointed, with 2 terminal plumose setae on fourth segment. Antenna 6-jointed, with plumose setae on first, second and fourth segments and an aesthete on last segment. Mandible with four teeth. Carpus of each pereiopod with a single plumose seta on the distal edge. Male pleopod II bears an elongate endopodite terminating in a hyaline membrane sustained by a chitinous structure. Endopod of uropod twice longer than the basis, with four sensory plumose setae. Sluggish in habits.


Synonym (s)
Microcerberus anfindicus Meesana, Argano and Baldari, 1978

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 7/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 8/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 8/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MALDIVES
• SOMALIA

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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