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Taxonomy and geographical distribution of freshwater Cyclopida( (Crustacea:Copepoda) of the Sudan,

Taxonomy and geographical distribution of freshwater Cyclopida( (Crustacea:Copepoda) of the Sudan,

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Title: Taxonomy and geographical distribution of freshwater Cyclopida( (Crustacea:Copepoda) of the Sudan,
Author: Idris, Gihan Mahmoud; El Rayah Mohamed, El Amin
Abstract: In this study, twenty genera and species of Cyclopoid Copepods from Sudan were identified; the sj ecimens were collected from different areas: fromKhartoum State, Central, Northern, Western and Easter. t Sudan. The specimens were collected from The River Nile, White Nile, Rain pools, water jars and from - ligation Canals. The genera and species foundwere: Mesocyclopsaspercornis, M. major, M. isabellae, M. ,g-unnus, Mesocyclops sp. (new species), Thennocyclops sp. (new species), T. decipiens, T. rylovi, Microcyclopsdavidi, M. pachyspina, M.rubelloides, Eucyclopsroseus, Eu, ohtakai, Cryptocyclopsl: ijanticu, Cryptocycicps spl, Cryptocyclopssp 2, Afrocyclopsgibsoni, Trpocyclopsconfmis,Metacyclop ; sp. 1 (minutus-group) andMetacyclops sp. 2 (minutus-group). The morphological identification was dc. ie in the Museum & Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw- Poland, during the period. October 2012- March 2013. The morphologicaldiagnostic characteristics are: presence or absence of spinule patterns on ar tennular segments; structure of the hyaline membrane of the 17th antennular segment; spine paten on the basipodite of the antenna; armature of the maxillary palp; presence or absence of a spine on the b sipodite of the first pair of legs (P 1); armature of the connecting lamella; coxopodite and basipodite of fourr a pair of legs (P4); armature of the apical spines of End3P4; armature of the last thoracic segment; genital segment ar.d the other abdominal segments; armature of the furcal rami and structure of the receptaculumser finis.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/19693
Date: 2016-03-14


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