The ontogeny of appendages of Heterocypris salina (Brady, 1868) Ostracoda (Crustacea)


Kubanç N. , Özuluğ O. , Kubanc C.

Hydrobiologia, vol.585, no.1, pp.255-272, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 585 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10750-007-0642-5
  • Title of Journal : Hydrobiologia
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-272

Abstract

The post-embryonic development of the appendages of the Cyprididae ostracod Heterocypris salina (Brady, 1868) are described in detail and compared with those of other podocope species documented in previous studies. Generally,
the appearence of limbs during onotgeny of H. salina is similar to that of other species, but small differences in limb morphologies were identified between H. salina and other Cyprididae species, including other Heterocypris species. Some features appear either earlier or later in the development of H. salina compared with other species, even species of the same genus. These features may be useful characters for phylogenetic analyses
at the genus and family levels.
 

The post-embryonic development of the appendages of the Cyprididae ostracod Heterocypris salina (Brady, 1868) are described in detail and compared with those of other podocope species documented in previous studies. Generally, the appearence of limbs during onotgeny of H. salina is similar to that of other species, but small differences in limb morphologies were identified between H. salina and other Cyprididae species, including other Heterocypris species. Some features appear either earlier or later in the development of H. salina compared with other species, even species of the same genus. These features may be useful characters for phylogenetic analyses at the genus and family levels.