Sapphirina darwinii

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Sapphirina darwinii
Haeckel Copepoda Sapphirina darwinii.jpg
Sapphirina darwinii with egg cases
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Poecilostomatoida
Family: Sapphirinidae
Genus: Sapphirina
Species: S. darwinii
Binomial name
Sapphirina darwinii
Haeckel, 1864 [1]

Sapphirina darwinii is a species of parasitic copepod. It is widespread and common in the Indian Ocean, and reaches a maximum length of 2.8 millimetres (0.11 in).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ T. Chad Walter (2010). "Sapphirina darwinii Haeckel, 1864". In T. C. Walter & G. Boxshall. World of Copepods database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ L. K. Rajaram & S. Krishnaswamy (1980). "Distribution of Sapphirina (Copepoda, Crustacea) in the northwestern Indian Ocean" (PDF). Mahasgar – Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography 13 (2): 153–163.