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A New Species of the Clam Shrimp Genus Lynceus (Branchiopoda, Conchostraca, Laevicaudata) from Kerala, India

Usha Balaraman and C. K. G. Nayar
Crustaceana
Vol. 77, No. 4 (Apr., 2004), pp. 407-416
Published by: Brill
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20105726
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A New Species of the Clam Shrimp Genus Lynceus (Branchiopoda, Conchostraca, Laevicaudata) from Kerala, India
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Abstract

A new species of Conchostraca belonging to the genus Lynceus Müller, 1776, obtained from a rain-filled paddy field in Kerala, is described and illustrated. The account includes morphological details of the carapace, rostrum, antenna, thoracopod, opercular lamella, and dorsal lamina. SEM examination of the carapace, mandible, and egg has been done, and comparison with other described species of the genus Lynceus is made. /// Une nouvelle espèce de Conchostracés appartenant au genre Lynceus Müller, 1776, provenant d'une rizière emplie d'eau de pluie, au Kérala, est décrite et illustrée. Ce travail inclut des détails de la morphologie de la carapace, du rostre, des antennes, des thoracopodes, de la lamelle operculaire et de la lame dorsale. L'examen en MEB de la carapace, de la mandibule et de l'œuf a été réalisé et une comparaison avec d'autres espèces de Lynceus est donnée.

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