, Volume 277, Issue 3, pp 179-186

Variations in the morphological characteristics ofTriops granarius (Lucas) (Crustacea:Notostraca) in a pan system at Bain's Vlei, South Africa

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Abstract

The morphological characteristics of a population ofTriops granarius in a system of small pans were examined during inundations of one season. Considerable variation was found in a number of characteristics. Differences in gender other than those of the reproductive organs were also significant, but diagnostic characteristics remained stable.