A New Species ofDactylopusioides(Copepoda: Harpacticoida: Thalestridae) Infesting a Brown Alga,Dictyota Dichotomain Japan

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Abstract

Dactylopusioides fodiens sp. nov. (Copepoda: Harpacticoida: Thalestridae) is described from the west seaboard of Japan on the Sea of Japan. The species infests a brown alga, Dictyota dichotoma. It lives in galleries that it makes by eating the interior of the thallus.

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