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Free Content Cletopontius Titanus New Species, a New Siphonostomatoid (Crustacea: Copepoda) Associated with Sponges from Brazil

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The previously monotypic genus Cletopontius, from Ceylon, now has a second species, described recorded from the Atlantic Ocean. Cletopontius serratus n. sp. was found associated with sponges from the Brazilian coast. Besides the absence of the endopod of P4, which is characteristic of the genus, C. serratus n. sp. shows a stylet mandible with a triangularly enlarged distal extremity, a 20-segmented antennule, 1-segmented antenal exopod armed with 3 setae, and an anal somite with an elongated and bifurcated plate that partially covers the caudal rami ventrally. The male Cletopontius is described for the first time.

Language: French

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1999

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