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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 150, Issue 1, pp 75–90 | Cite as

A redescription of Euryalona orientalis (Daday, 1898), with a consideration of the other species in the genus Euryalona (Cladocera: Chydoridae)

  • R. Rajapaksa
  • C. H. Fernando
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Abstract

The morphological relationships of Euryalona orientalis (Daday, 1898) and its related species were studied based on the populations from different parts of the world. The type specimens of Euryalona orientalis and Euryalona occidentalis Sars, 1901 were examined to re-evaluate the taxonomic status of these two species. It was confirmed that E. occidentalis is a synonym of E. orientalis. A detailed description of E. orientalis is provided and a detailed comparison is made with a related species E. fasciculata.

Keywords

Euryalona orientalis synonymy comparative morphology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Rajapaksa
    • 1
  • C. H. Fernando
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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