A New Siphonostome Family (Copepoda) Associated with a Vestimentiferan in Deep Water off California

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1980-01
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Humes, Arthur G.
Dojiri, Masahiro
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University of Hawaii Press
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Dirivultus dentaneus, n. gen., n. sp. (Dirivultidae n. fam.) is characterized by a combination of several features: first antenna of the female 13-segmented and that of the male 12-segmented, second antenna with a 1-segmented exopod, mandible lacking a palp, second maxilla and maxilliped prehensile, leg 4 endopod with formula 0-0; I-1, and leg 5 in the female minute with 1 seta but in male larger with 3 setae, 2 setae on free segment and 1 adjacent seta. This is the first copepod to be described from Vestimentifera in the Pacific.
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Humes AG, Dojiri M. 1980. A new siphonostome family (Copepoda) associated with a vestimentiferan in deep water off California. Pac Sci 34(2): 143-151.
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