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  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Volume 83, Issue 2
  • April 2003, pp. 355-360

A new species of Tortanus (Atortus) (Copepoda: Calanoida: Tortanidae) from Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

  • Susumu Ohtsuka (a1) and David V.P. Conway (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 March 2003

A new species of the copepod genus Tortanus (Atortus) (Copepoda: Calanoida), T. (A.) insularis, is described from the coastal region of Rodrigues Island, Mauritius, an isolated island in the south-western Indian Ocean. This new species can be assigned to an Indian faunal element, the recticauda species group, in the Indo-West Pacific recticauda species complex. It exhibits the closest relationship to T. (A.) recticauda recorded from the southern Red Sea and Arabian Gulf, rather than the closer distributed T. (A.) capensis, recorded from off South Africa.

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Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • ISSN: 0025-3154
  • EISSN: 1469-7769
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