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Skitsodiaptomus mississippiensis
Skistodiaptomus mississippiensis
Skitsodiaptomus mississippiensis Skitsodiaptomus mississippiensis
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 without a process or hyaline lamella
  • Right fifth endopod enlarged, extending beyond the length of the first exopod
  • Terminal claw of male 5th leg biangular
  • Spine on right antennule segment 10 and 11 smaller than segment 13
  • Male body length: 0.98 mm; female: 1.08 mm
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(1) YEATMAN, H.C. 1986. Diaptomus carolinensis, A new species of copepod from North Carolina. J. Tenn. Acad. Sci. 61(4): 85-87.