First record of a Facetotectan crustacean in plankton of Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan

First record of a Facetotectan crustacean in plankton of Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan Nauplii V of the rare crustacean Hansenocaris furcifera Itô, 1989, belonging to the infraclass Facetotecta were recorded in the plankton of Peter the Great Bay (Sea of Japan) for the first time. The larvae were probably transported in summer from the coastal waters off Japan. Scanning electron microscopic observations revealed previously unknown morphological characteristics of these larvae: three pairs of pore fields on the dorsal side of the carapace and the presence of processes covered with thickened setae and located at the base of mandibles. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

First record of a Facetotectan crustacean in plankton of Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan

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Publisher
Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1063074006050063
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Abstract

Nauplii V of the rare crustacean Hansenocaris furcifera Itô, 1989, belonging to the infraclass Facetotecta were recorded in the plankton of Peter the Great Bay (Sea of Japan) for the first time. The larvae were probably transported in summer from the coastal waters off Japan. Scanning electron microscopic observations revealed previously unknown morphological characteristics of these larvae: three pairs of pore fields on the dorsal side of the carapace and the presence of processes covered with thickened setae and located at the base of mandibles.

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Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 7, 2006

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