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LIU Qinghe, MA Lin, LI Xinzheng. A new species of the genus Haloschizopera Lang, 1944 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Miraciidae, Diosaccinae) from the East China Sea[J]. HaiyangYuHuZhao, 2019, 37(5): 1698-1707

A new species of the genus Haloschizopera Lang, 1944 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Miraciidae, Diosaccinae) from the East China Sea

LIU Qinghe1,2, MA Lin1,3, LI Xinzheng1,2,3,4
1 Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China;
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
3 Center for Ocean Mega-Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China;
4 Laboratory for Marine Biology and Biotechnology, Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology(Qingdao), Qingdao 266237, China
Abstract:
A new species belonging to the genus Haloschizopera Lang, 1944 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Miraciidae, Diosaccinae) was identified based on the samples collected from the East China Sea, near the offshore of Zhejiang Province, East China. The new species is closely related to H. pygmaea Norman & Sccot T., 1905 and shares a combination of the following features:A1 eight-segmented; A2 exp-2 with one distal seta, exp-3 with three setae; P1 endopodal segments subequal, enp-1 not exceeding exp-2; exp-3 of P3 with one inner seta, of P4 with two inner setae. The new species is characterized by the presence of one inner seta on P2 exp-3 of both sexes. It can also be distinguished from its congeners by the characters of female:P5 exopod subcircular, endopodal lobe extending beyond half-length of exopod; genital doublesomite ornamented with three dorsolateral rows of spinules on anterior part.
Key words:    meiobenthos|new species|taxonomy|species group   
Received: 2018-12-18   Revised: 2019-02-20
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