Ligulocamptus loffleri n.g., n.sp. (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) from Chengdong Lake in China

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Abstract

Ligulocamptus loffleri n.g., n.sp. belonging to Family Canthocamptidae Sars, 1906 is described from Chengdong Lake in China. The new genus is related to Mesochra Boeck, 1864 and Ceuthonectes Chappuis, 1924, but there are some conspicuous differences in P1, P2, P5 and P3, P4 in the male, and it is easily distinguishable from other related genera. Taxonomic relationships between the new genus and other genera are discussed after the description of the type-species.

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