Labidocera similis   Cleve,  1904 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Pontellidae

Description
Length: 2.01 mm (female); 1.80 mm (male)

In females, the body is elongated ending in a single spiniform process, right and left thoracic processes are asymmetrical. Cephalic hooks and small dorsal eye lenses are present. Urosome is 3-segmented, right distal end of genital segment with unequal lateral spurs. In males, body is same as in females, with cephalic hooks, dorsal eye lenses are larger than females and contigious.

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Literature Source(s)
  • Othman, BHS and Toda, T (2006) Pontellid copepods from Singapore Coastal Marine Science 30(1) 305-319
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-07-08

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