WoRMS taxon details

Carpias Richardson, 1902

118362  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:118362)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Richardson, H. (1902). The marine and terrestrial isopods of the Bermudas, with descriptions of new genera and species. <em>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Sciences.</em> 11: 277-310. [details]   
Boyko, C.B.; Bruce, N.L.; Hadfield, K.A.; Merrin, K.L.; Ota, Y.; Poore, G.C.B.; Taiti, S.; Schotte, M.; Wilson, G.D.F. (Eds) (2008 onwards). World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. Carpias Richardson, 1902. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=118362 on 2021-03-03
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Richardson, H. (1902). The marine and terrestrial isopods of the Bermudas, with descriptions of new genera and species. <em>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Sciences.</em> 11: 277-310. [details]   

original description  (of Bagatus Nobili, 1906) Nobili, G. (1906). Diagnoses préliminaires de Crustacés, Décapodes et Isopodes nouveaux recueillis par M. le Dr. G. Seurat aux îles Touamotou. <em>Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.</em> 12 (12): 256-270. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Isopoda - excluding Epicaridea, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 315-321 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Schotte, M.; Kensley, B. F.; Shilling, S. (1995 onwards). World list of Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Crustacea Isopoda. National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution: Washington D.C., USA - no longer online. [website archived on 2018-01-25]. [details]   

identification resource Doti, B.L. and Wilson, G.D.F. (2010). The genera Carpias Richardson, Ianiropsis Sars and Janaira Moreira & Pires (Isopoda: Asellota: Janiridae) from Australia, with description of three new species. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 2625: 1-39., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/zt02625p039.pdf [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Remark The species of the genus Carpias are notoriously diffcult to identify,
not least because of the variation with age or moult-stage of the male pereopod 1, this latter being the most useful single feature to distinguish species. The distribution of the species is further complicated by the fact that these tiny animals have been shown to raft on floating algae (Morris and Mogelberg, 1973), and are also probably capable of clinging to fouling organisms on floating objects including ships. Eight species, including the three reported in Kensley & Schotte (2002), have been recorded from the Indian Ocean. Several have very wide distributions in more than one ocean. Unfortunately, until a range of material from each locality is examined, identifications will remain uncertain, and identification keys will have little meaning (Kensley & Schotte, 2002). [details]
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