New hypogean cyclopoid copepods (Crustacea) from the Yucatn Peninsula, Mexico Academic Article uri icon


  • Four previously unknown hypogean species of cyclopoid copepods were collected in cenotes and wells of the Yucatn Peninsula, Mexico. Diacyclops chakan sp. n. and D. puuc sp. n. differ from their congeners in combining 3-segmented swimming legs, 11-segmented antennules, and legs 14 endopodite segment 2 all with 2 setae. Species of Diacyclops rarely occur in tropical regions, and the Diacyclops described here are only the second and third species recorded from Mexico. The benthic D. puuc was found in the large underground reservoir of a cenote. Diacyclops chakan was encountered in such large open subterranean water basins, but more frequently and abundantly in wells.

published proceedings

  • Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde

author list (cited authors)

  • Fiers, F., Reid, J. W., Iliffe, T. M., & Surez-Morales, E.

citation count

  • 28

complete list of authors

  • Fiers, Frank||Reid, Janet W||Iliffe, Thomas M||Su├írez-Morales, Eduardo

publication date

  • January 1996