Checklist of fresh-water free living Copepoda Cyclopoida from São Paulo State, Brazil
Keywords:fresh-water Copepoda Cyclopoida, biodiversity of the State of São Paulo, BIOTA/FAPESP Program
AbstractThe biodiversity of Cyclopoida copepods of São Paulo State was studied during the Program BIOTA/FAPESP. Samples were collected from 207 water bodies of the 22 Units of Management of Water Resources (UGRHI). From the 39 registered species, 6 were new records from São Paulo State. The new species Thermocyclops iguapensis is a species restricted to the Atlantic coast (Silva & Matsumura-Tundisi 2005a). For some species corrections of identification were made: species identified as Mesocyclops kieferi, Mesocyclops brasilianus, and Paracyclops fimbriatus are in reality respectively Mesocyclops ogunnus, Mesocyclops meridianus and Paracyclops chiltoni. These corrections are important since their populations can be indicators of the trophic conditions as verified by Silva & Matsumura-Tundisi (2002) for the reservoirs of the lower and middle Tietê River, São Paulo State.
How to Cite
Silva, W. M. da. (2011). Checklist of fresh-water free living Copepoda Cyclopoida from São Paulo State, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, 11(4). Retrieved from https://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/972