Paranitocrella bastiani   (Tang & Knott)


 
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Bastian's Groundwater Copepod
(Paranitocrella bastiani)

 
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distribution:

Australia: Western Australia

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
Bastian's Groundwater Copepod was first described in the year 2009.

The species occurs exclusively in a cave system in the Yanchep National Park, about 40 km north of the city of Perth, which contain groundwater with submerged root mats, which originate from a tree that is called Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala (DC.)), and which grows above these caves.

 
References:

- Danny Tang; Brenton Knott: Freshwater cyclopoids and harpacticoids (Crustacea: Copepoda) from the Gnangara Mound region of Western Australia. Zootaxa 2029: 1-70. 2009