Category Archives: Marine Invertebrates

A new species of harpacticoid copepod discovered from the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Harpacticoida is an order of mainly benthic copepods, comprised of about 6,000 species and found throughout the world in the marine environment and in fresh water. In marine sediments, they are usually the second most abundant meiofaunal taxon after nematodes but tend to become the dominant taxon in coarse-grained sediments and on marine algae. Benthic … Continue reading A new species of harpacticoid copepod discovered from the eastern Mediterranean Sea

A new species of tanaidacean crustacean discovered from French Guiana estuaries

Tanaidaceans are a poorly known group of small (averaging 2–5 mm in length) peracarid crustaceans. Most of the 1000+ species live at depths exceeding 200 m, and, in some deepwater environments, Tanaidacea are the most diverse and abundant members of the fauna present. In shallow water, populations can reach high densities, often exceeding 10,000 individuals/m2. … Continue reading A new species of tanaidacean crustacean discovered from French Guiana estuaries