Marine Interstitial: Poecilostomatoida and Cyclopoida (copepoda) of Australia
BRILL, 2008 - Science - 331 pages
The prime function of the interstitial system is the processing of organic material flushed into the sand. It functions as a carbon sink, which has significant implications in this age, in which we are trying to fight carbon levels in the atmosphere. Copepods are top predators here and thus crucially important. This book presents the first data about cyclopoid and poecilostomatoid copepods from the Australian marine interstitial. It includes one new cyclopoid family, the second record of the poecilostomatoid family Polyankyaliidae, one new genus, and 21 new species. A zoogeographic analysis of the copepods recorded emphasizes the importance of looking at small-scale patterns when inferring Gondwanaland biogeography, and a number of distinct zoogeographic regions is now becoming apparent in Australia.
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Preface and summary
Material and methods
Order Cyclopoida Rafinesque 1815
Key to Australian species of the genus Cyclopina
Key to species of the genus Neocyclops
Key to Australian species of the genus Halicyclops
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antenna antennula apical seta apical spine armature armed armed with three August basal base basis Beach bipinnate caudal rami cephalothorax characters close completely comprising copepods copulatory coxa coxobasis Cyclopina described distal distal margin distribution dorsal view elements endite exopodal female fifth leg fifth pedigerous somite five formula four fourth leg fourth swimming leg fused genera geniculate genital double somite genus greatest width habitus inner margin intercoxal sclerite interstitial Karanovic lateral leg fig length long as wide longer male mandibula maxilliped middle minute narrow Neocyclops ornamented outer margin outermost plumose pores praecoxa proximal reaching relatively representing robust Second endopodal segment sensilla serrated short shorter similar single Sixth leg slender slide slightly smooth seta South species spine spiniform spinules strong subapical swimming leg syncoxa third endopodal segment three-segmented twice as long unipinnate unornamented urosome urosomite ventral visible Western Australia