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In: Boxshall, G.A.; Schminke, H.K. (Ed.) (1988). Biology of copepods: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Copepoda. Developments in Hydrobiology, 47. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht. ISBN 90-6193-654-3. XII, 639 pp., more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more
Copepoda [WoRMS]; Poecilostomatoida [WoRMS]; Saphirella Scott T., 1894 [WoRMS]; Marine
Copepod; Larval; Planktonic; Poecilostomatod
The problem — one of an assemblage of small planktonic copepods with mixed larval and adult characteristics — is reviewed. It is suggested that some forms are poecilostomatoid first copepodids which have failed to find the definitive milieu and so are unable to moult further. This indicates a need for experimental work. The known species are summarised.