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The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
The first register of the marine species of the world is compiled and it is estimated that between one-third and two-thirds of marine species may be undescribed, and previous estimates of there being well over one million marine species appear highly unlikely.
Making waves: The repeated colonization of fresh water by copepod crustaceans
This preliminary analysis supports a direct relationship between lineage diversity and time elapsed since colonization of fresh water, and indicates a succession of at least four major waves of colonization of inland continental waters.
The complete mitochondrial genome of the subterranean crustacean Metacrangonyx longipes (Amphipoda): A unique gene order and extremely short control region
The first complete nucleotide sequence of an amphipod species, Metacrangonyx longipes, belonging to a phylogenetically enigmatic family occurring in continental subterranean waters, shows a unique crustacean mitogenome gene order, differing even from the condition found in Parhyale hawaiiensis (Amphipoda), whose coding sequence has been completed in the present study.
Under the volcano: phylogeography and evolution of the cave-dwelling Palmorchestia hypogaea (Amphipoda, Crustacea) at La Palma (Canary Islands)
The data gathered here provide evidence for multiple invasions of the volcanic cave systems that have acted as refuges, and shows the importance of factors such as the uncoupling of morphological and genetic evolution, the role of climatic change and regressive evolution as key processes in leading to subterranean biodiversity.
Two new genera of cyclopinid copepods (Crustacea) from anchihaline caves on western Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic islands
The small clutch-size exhibited by Troglocyclopina balearica and the absence of the exopodal seta on the antenna of Muceddina multispinosa are interpreted as troglomorphic features, and the derivation of both taxa from shallow-water, hyperbenthic marine ancestors is proposed.
Historical biogeography and phylogeny of Typhlatya cave shrimps (Decapoda: Atyidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear data
Using phylogenetic analyses, Typhlatya, a stygobiont shrimp genus with an extremely disjunct localized distribution across the Mediterranean, the central Atlantic and eastern Pacific, is examined.
New stygobiont copepods (Calanoida; Misophrioida) from Bundera Sinkhole, an anchialine cenote in north-western Australia
Two new taxa in the copepod orders Calanoida and Misophrioida are described from the flooded coastal karst of north-western Australia, and the remains of S. bunderae in the gut contents of a stygobiont epacteriscid calanoid is recorded.
Stephos (Copepoda: Calanoida: Stephidae) from Balearic caves (W Mediterranean)
This species is unique in the genus in expressing the basal exite seta on the maxillule and in having a 4‐segmented male left fifth leg; the latter condition is the result of the failure to express the inter‐se segmental articulation between ancestral segments 3 and 4.
Local changes in the composition and community structure of suprabenthic peracarid crustaceans on the bathyal Mediterranean: influence of environmental factors
The feeding guilds of species showed important differences between the two areas only on the US, with a higher abundance of deposit feeders in the Catalan Sea than in the Balearic Islands, and zooplankton showed a significant positive correlation with fluorometry and turbidity at different levels of the water column.
Three new species of copepods (Copepoda: Calanoida and Cyclopoida) from anchialine habitats in Indonesia
Three new species of copepod crustaceans are described from material collected from anchialine and brackish habitats in and around the village of Walengkabola on the coast of Muna Island, to the