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Leptodiaptomus sicilis
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Crustacea
Class Maxillopoda
Subclass Copepoda
Order Calanoida
Family Diaptomidae
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Each caudal ramus with five setae
  • Third segment from the end of the right antenna has a slender process, which is usually strait and blunt
  • Process is as long as the second segment from the end
  • Specimen is approximately 1 to 1.5 mm in length
Additional Notes

  • Other sources:
    • Arts, M.T., R.D. Robarts, and M.S. Evans. 1993. Energy reserve lipids ox zooplanktonic crustanceans from an oligotrophic saline lake in relation to food resources and temperature. Candian J. of Fisheries and Aquatic Sci. 50: 2404-2420
    • Yan, N.D. and T.W. Pawson. 1997. Changes in the crustacean zooplankton community of Harp Lake, Canada, following invasion by Bythtrephes cederstroemi. Freshwater Biol. 37: 409-425.
    • Torke, B. 2001. The distribution of calanoid copepods in the plankton of Wisconsin lakes. Hydrobiologia. 453-454: 351-365.
    • Wong, C.K. 1984. A study of the relationships between the mouthparts and food habits in several species of freshwater calanoid copepods. Can. J. of Zool. 62: 1599-1595
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