Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom



Research Article

A new species of Tortanus (Atortus) (Copepoda: Calanoida: Tortanidae) from the Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar


Susumu  Ohtsuka a1c1 and David V.P.  Conway a2
a1 Takehara Marine Science Station, Setouchi Field Science Center, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, 5-8-1 Minato-machi, Takehara, Hiroshima 725-0024, Japan
a2 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PB, UK

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ohtsuka s   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
conway dv   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 

Abstract

A new species of the planktonic copepod Tortanus (Atortus) (Calanoida: Tortanidae), T. (A.) magnonyx is described from the Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar. This is the sixth species of the Indian Ocean recticauda species group, of the Indo-West Pacific recticauda species complex, that has been described from the western Indian Ocean. The inshore areas where these copepods are found have been poorly surveyed, so the number of species found implies a high diversity.

(Received August 31 2004)
(Accepted January 11 2005)


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c1 e-mail: ohtsuka@hiroshima-u.ac.jp