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Skistodiaptomus pallidus
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 on the right antenna has no appendage
  • Left fifth leg shorter than the right, extending to (or only slightly exceeding) the first segment of the right exopod
  • Inner process of the terminal exopod of the left fifth leg falciform
  • View entire male 5th leg
Additional Notes
  • Other sources:
    • Marcogliese, D.J., G.W. Esch, and R.V. Dimock. 1992. Alterations in zooplankton community structure after selenium-induced replacement of a fish community: A natural whole-lake experiment. Hydrobiologia. 242: 19-32.
    • Dowell, K.M. 1997. Evidence for diapause in the freshwater copepod Skistodiaptomus pallidus. American Midland Naturalist. 137: 362-368.
    • Marcogliese, D.J. and G.W. Esch. 1992. Alterations of vertical distribution and migration of zooplankton in relation to temperature. American Midland Naturalist. 128: 139-155.
    • Torke, B. 2001. The distribution of calanoid copepods in the plankton of Wisconsin lakes. Hydrobiologia. 453-454: 351-365.
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