Studies on Indian copepods 13. Brief notes on the asterocherid copepods obtained from the southeast coast of India with description of Indomyzon qasimi N. gen. & N. sp. and a discussion of the family Asterocheridae

Ummerkutty, A N P (1966) Studies on Indian copepods 13. Brief notes on the asterocherid copepods obtained from the southeast coast of India with description of Indomyzon qasimi N. gen. & N. sp. and a discussion of the family Asterocheridae. Crustaceana, 11 (1). pp. 17-32.

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Abstract

During the course of a study on the littoral and planktonic copepods of the south east coast of India several species belonging to Asterocheridae (Cyclopoida, Copepoda) were gathered, mostly in association with other invertebrates and weeds. The present communication intends to give brief accounts of these species and includes the description of Indomyzon qa.rimi n. gen., n. sp. Indomyzon shares many structural similarities with Cletopontius Thompson & Scott. Though there is little doubt that they are both asterocherids, these two genera together exhibit a pattern of ornamentation of the swimming legs different from other astero- cherids. It is proposed, therefore, to split up the family Asterocheridae Giesbrecht (sens. str.) into two subfamilies: Cletopontiinae nov. to include Cletopontiu,r and Indomyzon and Asterocherinae to contain the remaining genera.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Indian copepods; asterocherid copepods; Indomyzon qasimi; asterocheridae
Subjects:Copepods
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:6170
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