Cyclopoida ( Order )
Paralubbockiidae Boxshall & Huys, 1988/89
Ref.: Boxshall & Huys, 1988/89 (p.172); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.465); Razouls, 1993 (p.313); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.17; 622: Def.; Rem. p.1: ces auteurs mettent en cause l'existence de l'ordre des Poecilostomatoida)
Rem.: 1G. Paralubbockia. Total : 1 sp.
After Boxshall & Halsey (2004, p.622) the genus was originally placed in the Oncaeidae, with some reservations because of differences in the structure of A2 and swimming legs. Boxshall & Huys (1988-1989) established a new family for Paralubbockia, on the basis of these differences and the extreme plesiomorphic condition of the ventrally located P5. The family retains a trace of the geniculation mechanism in the male A1, as indicated by the distal fusion of segments that remain separate in the adult female.
Family Paralubbockiidae - Plate 1Issued from Boxshall & Halsey in The Ray Society, 2004, Part II. [p.622].

Armature formula of swimming legs P1 to P4.

Nota: Inner seta on basis 1 absent. Inner coxal seta absent in all legs.
- P5 uniramous, located ventrally on somite, either side of midline; protopod incorporated into somite, represented by outer seta; exopod 1-segmented, armed with 2 distal setae; length and ornamentation of exopodal setae markedly sexually dimorphic.
- P6 represented by genital operculum bearing 2 setae in female; unarmed in male.

Family Paralubbockiidae - Plate 2Issued from : Boxshall & Halsey in The Ray Society, 2004, Part II. [p.623, Fig.203].

A, Paralubbockia longipedia female. B, urosome; C, Male urosome; D, A2; E, Female Md; F, Mx2; G, Male Mx1.
A-C and F from Boxshall & Huys, 1988-89; D-E and G: from Huys & Boxshall, 1991.
(1) Paralubbockia Boxshall, 1977
Ref.: Boxshall, 1977 a (p.104); Razouls, 1982 (p.683); Heron & al., 1984 (p.449); Boxshall, 1988/89 (p.163); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.465); Razouls, 1993 (p.313); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.622)
Rem.: Total: 1 sp.

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