​Five artotrogids (Crustacea: Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) from Eastern Antarctica

R. Johnsson and C. E. F. Rocha

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 59 (2) p. 439–456 (2002)



Five species of Artotrogidae are reported from Enderbyland, Eastern Antarctica. Four are new species belonging to the genera Sestropontius, Bradypontius, Arctopontius and Neobradypontius; Pseudotrogus uncinatus (Brady, 1910) is redescribed. The new species of Sestropontius differs from its only congener in the armature of P1, P2 and P4. In Bradypontius the new species differs from other species in the armature of P1 and the setation of the maxillule. The number of segments in the antennule and modifications on the distal element of the antenna distinguish the new species of Neobradypontius from its congeners. In Arctopontius the number of segments in the antennule is the key difference between species.


Johnsson, R. & Rocha, C.E.F., 2002. Five artotrogids (Crustacea: Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) from Eastern Antarctica. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 59: 439-456. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2002.59.9


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