Russian Journal of Marine Biology

, Volume 32, Supplement 1, pp S1–S10

Facetotecta—Unsolved riddle of marine biology

  • E. A. Ponomarenko
Invertebrate Zoology

DOI: 10.1134/S1063074006070017

Cite this article as:
Ponomarenko, E.A. Russ J Mar Biol (2006) 32(Suppl 1): S1. doi:10.1134/S1063074006070017


The review is devoted to research history and to the morphological description of the infraclass Facetotecta Grygier, 1985—the mysterious group of marine organisms. Its naupliar instars are characterized by headshield ornamentation made of cuticular plates of various sizes. The name of these crustaceans originates from the carapace sculpture. Facetotectan life cycle is incompletely studied, since only larval stages are described.

Key words

crustaceans Facetotecta naupliar larvae cypris larvae 

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© Pleiades Publishing, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Ponomarenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Far Eastern National UniversityVladivostokRussia