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Free Content Harpacticus pulex, a New Species of Copepod from the Skin of a Porpoise and a Manatee in Florida

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Abstract:

Harpacticus pulex, n. sp., a harpacticoid copepod, is described from the sloughed skin tissue of a porpoise, Tursiops truncatus, and a manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, both confined in the Seaquarium at Miami, Florida. Whether or not these copepods are associated with the mammals in the wild, unconfined state is unknown.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1964

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