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Keywords:

  • Copepoda;
  • Cyclopoida;
  • Fratiidae new family;
  • ascidian;
  • Clavellina

Abstract

Fratia gaditana, n. gen., n. sp., is described based on the specimens obtained from the atrium of the ascidian, Clavelina dellavallei (Zirpolo), collected at Tarifa Island in Cádiz, Spain. The new species belongs to a new family of Cyclopoida. Cladistic analysis revealed that phylogenetically it is closer to the Ascidicolidae than to the two other ascidicolous families, Archinotodelphyidae and Notodelphyidae.