Identity of Thaumatoessa (= Thaumaleus) typica Krøyer, the first described monstrilloid copepod

  title={Identity of Thaumatoessa (= Thaumaleus) typica Kr{\o}yer, the first described monstrilloid copepod},
  author={M. J. Grygier},
  • M. J. Grygier
  • Published 1993
  • Biology
  • Sarsia
  • Abstract The holotype of the monstrilloid copepod Thaumatoessa typica Kroyer in Gaimard, 1842–1845(?) (= Thaumaleus typicus Kroyer, 1849), an incomplete, badly damaged, juvenile female nearing its final molt, is redescribed. It fits the current concept of the genus Monstrilla Dana, 1849. The swimming legs and cuticle exhibit three features that are diagnostic of Monstrilla longicomis Thompson, 1890 [Sars, 1921], although M. clavata Sars, 1921, a putative synonym of M. longicomis, is a better… CONTINUE READING
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