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Haloptilus austini (Grice, 1959)



Haloptilus longiceps (Tanaka, 1964)


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  Kingdom Animalia -- animals
   Phylum Arthropoda -- arthropods
  Subphylum Crustacea -- Brünnich, 1772--crustaceans
  Class Crustacea -- Dahl, 1956
  Subclass Copepoda -- Milne-Edwards, 1840--copepods
  Infraclass --
  Superorder --
  Order Calanoida
  Family Augaptilidae
  Genus Haloptilus
  Subgenus nd
  Species austini

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Distinguishing features:

FEMALE: Prosome long and rounded. Cephalo-thorax longer than the abdomen. Gnathal lobe of mandible with three teeth. The two anterior teeth with one additional spine each and the posterior tooth with two additional spines. Endopod of maxillule with five setae, second basal with four or five, third inner lobe with four or sometimes three setae. Maxilla without spine. Male: Not recorded


Prosome length:

Total length:
adult; 2.42 mm (K. Saraladevi, 1977) - 3.33 mm (K. Saraladevi, 1977)


Recorded from the Indian Ocean, Off the Arabian Sea at the mouth of Gulf of Oman, in the Gulf of Aden and off the southern and central west coast of India.

Depth distribution: Mesopelagic and bathypelagic


Salinity :34.09-36.25%o,Temperature: 11.2-30.0°C


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This information was compiled and submitted by R. Stephen.

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Haloptilus austini (after Saraladevi, 1977) a. female dorsal, b. urosome (ventral), c. mandibular blade, d. maxillule, e. female 5th leg, f. maxilla.
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Southampton Oceanography Center Discovery Collections Midwater Database IndOBIS, Indian Ocean Node of OBIS (INDOBIS)



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