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Epischura nordenskiøldi
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Crustacea
Class Maxillopoda
Subclass Copepoda
Order Calanoida
Family Temoridae
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Caudal ramus with three setae
  • Female abdomen straight
  • Last abdominal segment of the male has one dorsal process
  • Terminal segment of female fifth leg with five spines
Additional Notes
  • Other sources:
    • DeStasio, B.T.. 1990. The role of dormancy and emergence patterns in the dynamics of a freshwater zooplankton community. Limnol. Oceanogr. 35: 1079-1090.
    • Schulze, P.C. and C.L. Folt. 1989. Effects of conspecifics and phytoplankton on predation rates of the omnivorous copepods Espischura lacustris and Epischura nordenskioldi. Limnol. Oceanogr. 34: 444-450
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