, Volume 162, Issue 1, pp 3–19

A redescription of the presumed associated Caligopsyllus primus Kunz, 1975 (Harpacticoida, Paramesochridae) with emphasis on its phylogenetic affinity with Apodopsyllus Kunz, 1962

  • Rony Huys

DOI: 10.1007/BF00014330

Cite this article as:
Huys, R. Hydrobiologia (1988) 162: 3. doi:10.1007/BF00014330


Caligopsyllus primus Kunz, 1975, reported from tidal pools near East London (South Africa), is redescribed and figured on the basis of type material. An amended diagnosis of the genus Caligopsyllus Kunz, 1975 is presented. Cladistic analysis falsified the hypothesis of a close relationship between Caligopsyllus and Kliopsyllus Kunz, 1962, favouring instead a link with Apodopsyllus Kunz, 1962. The morphological modifications are discussed within the context of a possible ecto-associated life-style. Finally, a standard format of abbreviations and terminology is proposed for the paramesochrid caudal ramus.

Key words

Harpacticoids South Africa Caligopsyllus primus Apodopsyllus phylogeny caudal rami 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rony Huys
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  1. 1.Marine Biology Section, Instituut voor Dierkunde, Rijksuniversiteit GentGentBelgium