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

V. Swathi, P. M. Mohan
2019 Open Journal of Marine Science  
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 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
more » ... report in the Andaman Sea, as well as in the Indian Ocean Region.
doi:10.4236/ojms.2019.93011 fatcat:obicgwmlfzfxxnbgp5gjsrdxbu