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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOncaea frosti Heron, 2002 
AphiaID: 361949

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaxillopoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCopepoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeocopepoda (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodoplea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilostomatoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOncaeidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOncaea (Genus)
Status taxon inquirendum
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOncaea Philippi, 1843
Sources  original description Heron, G.A.. 2002. Oncaea frosti, a new species (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida) from the Liberian coast and the Gulf of Mexico. In: Lee, C.E., S. Strom & J. Yen, (eds.). Progress in Zooplankton Biology: Ecology, and Behavior, Hydrobiologia, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 207pp. 480:159-154. [details]

status source Böttger-Schnack, R. & R. Huys. 2004. Size polymorphism in Oncaea venusta Philippi, 1843 and the validity of O. frosti Heron, 2002: a commentary. Hydrobiologia 513(1-3):1-5. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Links Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Planktonic Copepods (Banyuls/OOB/UPMC/CNRS)  Note: see this database for geographical distribution, taxonomic and ecological data and reference list. Read the remark section for a commentary by the WoRMS taxonomic editor on the validity of the species name given in that database. 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Copepod Collection 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy The morphological characters used to describe Oncaea frosti Heron, an Atlantic medium-sized form of Oncaea venusta Philippi, appear to be inadequate in view of the great polymorphism known for this ubiquitous species (Böttger-Schnack & Huys, 2004). The respective size range includes two different genetic lineages (Elvers et al. 2006), whose morphological characters still have to be defined. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:361949
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Date   action   by
2008-07-15 14:41:49Z  created  Walter, T. Chad
2010-02-22 17:42:28Z  changed  Böttger-Schnack, Ruth
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  Citation: Böttger-Schnack, R.; Walter, T. Chad (2013). Oncaea frosti Heron, 2002. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2013). World of Copepods database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=361949 on 2014-04-16
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