Open Journal of Marine Science

Volume 9, Issue 3 (July 2019)

ISSN Print: 2161-7384   ISSN Online: 2161-7392

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Identification of Y-Nauplii (Facetotecta) in Andaman Sea, India

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DOI: 10.4236/ojms.2019.93011    488 Downloads   722 Views  Citations


The Facetotecta is among the lesser known groups in the world ocean. The present study recorded two types of Facetotecta in the Andaman Sea, off Andaman Islands. These two types of Facetotecta were observed during the period of August 2015, July 2016 and October 2017 and identified as Type I Hansenocaris corvinae and Type IX Hansenocaris leucadea. However, the cursory analysis suggested that the Type IX is a new type of Facetotecta and named it as Type XII Hansenocaris portblairenae sp. (nov). This finding suggests that this Facetotecta observation is the first report in the Andaman Sea, as well as in the Indian Ocean Region.

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Swathi, V. and Mohan, P. (2019) Identification of Y-Nauplii (Facetotecta) in Andaman Sea, India. Open Journal of Marine Science, 9, 137-147. doi: 10.4236/ojms.2019.93011.

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