Crustaceans that are now called copepods have been known, not necessarily by that name, since Aristotle. Published reports of their post-embryonic development, however, date only from the last 250 years. This monograph is a first attempt to gather all published information about copepod post-embryonic development. Careful diagnoses of nauplius and copepodid allow comparisons of specific developmental stages among species. Changes from the last naupliar stage to the first copepodid stage are used to interpret the naupliar body. Body and limb patterning are discussed, and models of limb patterning are used to generate segment homologies for the protopod and both rami. Contributions of post-embryonic development to phylogenetic hypotheses are considered and suggestions for future studies are provided.
Post-Embryonic Development of the Copepoda
The monograph describes the Candoninae fauna of the Pilbara region, containing 84 species and 12 genera, of which 83 species and 11 genera are endemic. This ancient fauna holds one of the most important clues about the evolution of the subfamily.
The classification of the family Upogebiidae is critically reviewed. The material examined mainly originates from the collections of the Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt/M, and the Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen. In all, two subfamilies, 11 genera and 157 species are ...
This book deals with a large number of deep-sea taxa of Tanaidacea from the Gulf of Mexico, primarily collected during the Deep Gulf of Mexico Benthos Study and the North Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf Study. Four new genera, are described. Twenty-one new species belonging to the new and ...
The classification of the mud shrimps of the superfamily Callianassoidea, currently including at least 3 families with 20 genera and 219 species, is revised. These shrimps are important agents in sea floor bioturbation, hence comprise a crucial factor in the ecology of neritic and benthic ...
Edited by S. Sfenthourakis, P.B. de Araujo, E. Hornung, H. Schmalfuss, S. Taiti and K. Szlavecz
The book contains papers presented at the 5th International Symposium on the Biology of Terrestrial Isopods, dealing with most aspects of the biology of terrestrial isopods, such as ecology, systematics, biogeography, reproductive biology, physiology, endocrinology etc.
Stephan G. Bullard
This guide represents a compilation of the available descriptions of the zoeal and megalopal stages of anomuran and brachyuran crabs of North Carolina, USA. Descriptions and keys for the zoeae of 44 species and the megalopae of 34 species are included.
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