Paralubbockia

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Paralubbockia longipedia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Cyclopoida
Family: Paralubbockiidae
Boxshall & Huys, 1989
Genus: Paralubbockia
Boxshall, 1977
Species: P. longipedia
Binomial name
Paralubbockia longipedia
Boxshall, 1977

Paralubbockia longipedia is a species of copepod, and the only member of the family Paralubbockiidae. The family is characterised by the ventral position of the fifth legs, the possession of a separate maxillary palp, and the form of the endopods of the legs and antennae. The closest relatives of Paralubbockia are the family Oncaeidae.[1] Initially placed among the Poecilostomatoida, Paralubbockia is now considered part of the Cyclopoida.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geoff Boxshall & Rony Huys (1989). "New family of deep-sea planktonic copepods, the Paralubbockiidae (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida)". Biological Oceanography 6 (2): 163–173. 
  2. ^ T. Chad Walter (2010). T. Chad Walter & Geoff Boxshall, ed. "Paralubbockiidae". World Copepoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 20, 2011.