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Are geographic barriers insurmountable obstacles for deep-sea meiobenthos? Investigations on the biogeography of deep-sea organisms in the case of the Mesocletodes abyssicola-group (Copepoda: Harpacticoida: Argestidae).

@inproceedings{Menzel2010AreGB,
  title={Are geographic barriers insurmountable obstacles for deep-sea meiobenthos? Investigations on the biogeography of deep-sea organisms in the case of the Mesocletodes abyssicola-group (Copepoda: Harpacticoida: Argestidae).},
  author={L. Menzel},
  year={2010}
}
  • L. Menzel
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • The family of Argestidae Por, 1986 belongs to the benthic living harpacticoid copepods. They are primarily found in deep-sea samples and show a worldwide distribution. 50% of all Argestidae detected in deep-sea material belong to Mesocletodes Sars, 1909. Within this genus, members of the Mesocletodes abyssicola group are distinctly separated from the remaining congeners of Mesocletodes: strong cuticular processes on cephalothorax and/or telson and extremely elongated furcal rami are interpreted… CONTINUE READING