DACTYLOPUSIOIDES MACROLABRIS (CLAUS) (COPEPODA: HACPACTICOIDA) AND ITS FROND MINING NAUPLIUS
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
1958 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 131, Issue 1, pages 49–54, July 1958
How to Cite
Green, J. (1958), DACTYLOPUSIOIDES MACROLABRIS (CLAUS) (COPEPODA: HACPACTICOIDA) AND ITS FROND MINING NAUPLIUS. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 131: 49–54. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1958.tb00632.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 12th November 1957
The nauplius of Dactylopusioides macrolabris (Claus) is described and figured. The second antenna is modified to form a biting appendage, while the mandibles are not capable of biting.
The nauplii and an associated adult female were found in galleries in the fronds of the brown alga Dictyota dichotoma, from Torquay, Devon. This is the first British record of this copepod, and the first record of a copepod mining the fronds of a member of the Phaeophyceae.