A new calanoid copepod species from South Carolina, U.S.A.: Aglaodiaptomus savagei (Crustacea: Copepoda: Calanoida: Diaptomidae)
Debiase, A., E.; Taylor, B., E.
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 113(3): 681-689
ISSN/ISBN: 0006-324X Accession: 010073282
Aglaodiaptomus savagei, new species, was collected from a seasonal wetland pond in Kershaw County, South Carolina, U.S.A. Additional populations were found in eastern North Carolina, U.S.A. The female most closely resembles A. forbesi Light, 1938, and A. lintoni Forbes, 1893, but they are separated by the armament of the antennule, body length, and geographic range. Male A. savagei can be confused with male A. spatulocrenatus Pearse, 1906. Differences occur mainly in the ornamentation of the fifth leg, as well as segment sizes in the fifth leg.