A new species of Clausidium Kossmann, 1874 (Crustacea, Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Clausidiidae) associated with ghost shrimps from Iran

@article{Sepahvand2017ANS,
  title={A new species of Clausidium Kossmann, 1874 (Crustacea, Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Clausidiidae) associated with ghost shrimps from Iran},
  author={Vahid Sepahvand and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani and Terue C. Kihara and Farzaneh Momtazi},
  journal={Nauplius},
  year={2017},
  volume={25}
}
A new species of the Clausidium Kossmann, 1874 copepods is described, illustrated and provided by Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope photo on the basis of specimens from the gill chamber of Callianidea typa H. Milne Edwards, 1837 from the Iranian coast of the Persian Gulf. Clausidium persiaensis sp. nov is unique in the possession of a fi ne spine on endopod-1 of the antennae, large blade-like setae with an acute tip on P1, and the shape of P5 and the anal somite. Th e new species extends the… 
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