Abstract

The bottom-living copepods collected by Dr I. A. E. Bayly in the saline lakes include the cyclopoid Halicyclops ambiguus Kiefer and six species of harpacticoid, namely Mesochra baylyi Hamond, Onychocamptus bengalensis (Sewell), Cletocamptus deitersi (Richard), Heterolaophonte wellsi sp. nov., Robertsonia propinqua (Scott), and an undescribed species of Amphiascoides. M. baylyi was by far the most widespread and numerous harpacticoid, and in many of the samples it was the only harpacticoid present. O. bengalensis was the second most numerous and widespread harpacticoid, the other harpacticoids all being scarce; H. ambiguus was about as common as O. bengalensis, and had a substantially similar distribution. R. propinqua, O. bengalensis, and C. deitersi are new records for Australia. H. wellsi has been found only in high-salinity localities lacking weeds, and therefore appears to favour the bottom sediments; none of the other species showed any distinct preference for localities with or without weeds. The present paper also contains the description of H. wellsi, a redescription of O. bengalensis, and notes on C. deitersi.

 
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Short Form
Hamond, 1973, Rec. Aust. Mus. 28(17): 393–420
Author
R. Hamond
Year
1973
Title
The harpacticoid copepods (Crustacea) of the saline lakes in southeast Australia, with special reference to the Laophontidae
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
28
Issue
17
Start Page
393
End Page
420
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.28.1973.406
Language
English
Date Published
20 July 1973
Cover Date
20 July 1973
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: COPEPODA; TAXONOMY
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03 February 2009
Available Online
03 March 2009
Reference Number
406
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