NEW CAVE-DWELLING MISOPHRIOIDS (CRUSTACEA, COPEPODA) FROM BERMUDA Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Two new misophrioid copepods are described from plankton taken from inland marine caves on Bermuda. A new genus and species, Speleophria bivexilla, is established on the basis of adult females from Roadside Cave and is distinguished from other misophrioids by the possession of a fused genital complex and a 2-segmented first leg endopod. The other new species, from Janes Cave, is based on a single copepodid III stage and differs from other misophrioids in the segmentation of its mouthparts. It is not named because it cannot be placed in a genus until the adults are discovered. 1986 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • SARSIA

author list (cited authors)

  • BOXSHALL, G. A., & ILIFFE, T. M.

complete list of authors

  • BOXSHALL, GA||ILIFFE, TM

publication date

  • January 1, 1986 11:11 AM