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Two new species of harpacticoid copepod from the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica, and a redescription of Idyellopsis typica Lang (Tisbidae)
Gee, J.M.; Fleeger, J.W. (1986). Two new species of harpacticoid copepod from the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica, and a redescription of Idyellopsis typica Lang (Tisbidae). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 88: 143-165
In: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Academic Press: London. ISSN 0024-4082, more
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Keywords
    New species; Idyellopsis typica Lang, 1948 [WoRMS]; Laophontodes Scott T., 1894 [WoRMS]; Pseudameira Sars G.O., 1911 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Gee, J.M.
  • Fleeger, J.W.

Abstract
    Two new species of harpacticoid copepod belonging to the families Ameiridae and Ancorabolidae are fully described and illustrated. Pseudameria signyensis sp. nov. is very similar to P. crassicomis Sars but is distinguished from it by the presence of an extra seta on the inner border of the terminal segment of the endopodite of the fourth swimming leg. Laophontodes macropodia sp. nov. is distinguishable from all other species in the genus by the setal formula of the first four swimming legs but more particularly by the unique shape of the fifth leg. Idyellopsis typica Lang is by far the most abundant harpacticoid inhabiting sublittoral fine sand in Borg Bay, Signy Island, Antarctica. The female of this species is redescribed and the male described and illustrated for the first time.

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