Raptolaophonte-Ardua new genus new species Copepoda Harpacticoida Laophontidae from the Meiobenthos of the Chagos Islands Indian Ocean
- In this paper the harpacticoid RAPTOLAOPHONTE ardua n.gen., n.sp., collected at Boddam Island (Chagos Islands) is described. The new genus is characterized by many features; in particular, the absence of sexual dimorphism in P2-P3 and the strong sexual dimorphism in P4 is noteworthy. Considering the related genera of Laophontidae as yet known, the new genus Raptolaophonte seems to have some affinities with Laophontina Norman and Scott 1905 and Indolaophonte Cottarelli et al. 1985. The new species is described and discussed in detail and further information on the samples sites are given.
- Cottarelli Vezio , Forniz C .
- copepods, Raptolaophonte ardua n.gen., meiobenthos, Laophontidae
- Cottarelli 1989.pdf