Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim.
Volume 43, Number 4, 2007
|Page(s)||271 - 284|
|Published online||15 January 2009|
Limb morphology of the carnivorous anomopods Anchistropus emarginatus Sars, 1862 and Pseudochydorus globosus (Baird, 1843) (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Anomopoda)
Limnology Research Group, Department of Biology, Ghent University, K.L. Ledeganckstr. 35, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
We studied the morphology of two ‘flesh-eating’ Chydoridae Anchistropus emarginatus Sars, 1862 and Pseudochydorus globosus (Baird, 1830), using populations from Belgium, with particular attention to the structure of the trunk limbs. Both genera belong in subfamily Chydorinae, and both have morphological adaptations with implications for the interpretation of limb morphology in the subfamily. Anchistropus has a large number of specific characters, many of which directly relate to the animal’s habit of feeding on Hydra. In Pseudochydorus globosus, specializations are less numerous. A redescription of both species is offered, with an aim at allowing future comparisons with populations outside the Palaearctic, where cryptic species are expected to occur.
Key words: Anchistropus emarginatus / Pseudochydorus globosus / Chydorinae evolution / morphology / trunk limbs
© Université Paul Sabatier, 2007
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.