Cyclops vicinus - a winter copepode

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Cyclops vicinus - a winter copepode

Post by ralfwagner »


In the literature Cyclops vicinus is described as a winter form. This fits, because the following one I

have found yesterday in my garden pond.


Characteristcs of Cyclops vicicnus are the feathered, equal sized end-bristles and the hairy inner

border of the furca. Above the furca is a keel-shaped chitin part.


Here is a closer look at the furca with its hairy inner border.:


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Post by Ken Ramos »

Hey Ralf :o All these images are good but that first one in darkfield is outstanding, well done! :smt023

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