Copepoda taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops Lindberg, 1942 
AphiaID: 346765

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMulticrustacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCopepoda > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeocopepoda > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodoplea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyclopoida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyclopidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops
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Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops dengizicus (Lepeshkin, 1900)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyclopidae Rafinesque, 1815
Source  basis of record Walter, Chad. The world of Copepods., available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/copepoda [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops borneoensis Lindberg, 1954
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops dimorphus (Kiefer, 1934)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops distans (Kiefer, 1956)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops japonensis ItoTak, 1957
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops panamensis (Marsh, 1913)
  » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops panamensis tannica (Davis, 1948) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops panamensis (Marsh, 1913) (alternate representation)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops procerus (Herbst, 1955)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops ramkhamhaengi Chullasorn, Kangtia, Pinkaew & Ferrari, 2008
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops royi (Lindberg, 1940)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops spartinus (Ruber, 1968)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops viduus (Kiefer, 1933)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops dengizicus (Lepeshkin, 1900) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops dengizicus dengizicus (Lepeshkin, 1900) (alternate representation)
  » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops dengizicus dengizicus (Lepeshkin, 1900)
» Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops dengizicus elamicus (Lindberg, 1940)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops japonicus ItoTak, 1957 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops japonensis ItoTak, 1957 (alternate representation)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops buxtoni (Gurney, 1921) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops dengizicus (Lepeshkin, 1900)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops diaphanus (Fischer, 1853) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrocyclops diaphanus (Fischer, 1853)
  » Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApocyclops diaphanus dengizica (Lepeshkin, 1900)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmblyospora indicola Vávra, Bai & Panicker, 1984 (parasite)
Links Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor3x5 C.B. Wilson Taxonomic Card - Apocyclops Document hosted within Copepoda 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification In 1942, Lindberg proposed the subgenus Apocyclops to contain the 3 species
Cyclops (Apocyclops) dengizicus
Cyclops (A.) panamensis Marsh
Cyclops (A.) royi Lindberg.

In this paper, Lindberg provided a redescription of dengizicus from India. At the end of this redescription, he discussed Kiefer's previous assignment of this species to Kiefer's subgenus Metacyclops, and wrote that

"The animals having the article of the fifth foot strongly broadened, bearing a well-developed inner spine and a long outer seta, inserted far from each other due to the width of the article, thereby presenting a configuration so aberrant from the other animals assigned to the subgenus Metacyclops of Kiefer that it appears quite messy to maintain them among these, because it is exactly the fifth foot that serves as a basis for the establishment of the different subgenera of the genus Cyclops. Gurney has previously remarked on this failure of logic. In order to continue the use of Greek prefixes, I propose the term Apocyclops to designate the new subgenus in which it is appropriate to group the 3 species known to the present with a fifth foot resembling that of C. dengizicus Lepechkine, the two others being C. (A.) panamensis Marsh and C. (A.) royi Lindberg."

(my translation. Reference: Lindberg, K. 1942. Cyclopides (Crustacés Copépodes) de l'Inde. XIV. Notes sur quelques membres du sous-genre Metacyclops Kiefer. Records of the Indian Museum 44 (2): 139-190. text on pp. 140-142)
You can see by this wording that Lindberg did not designate a type species for Apocyclops.
Lindberg raised Apocyclops to genus level in 1954, but neither then nor in subsequent papers on this group did he (or anybody else) ever designate a type. However, since that time, authors have accepted the oldest species (dengizicus) as the type.
written by Janet W. Reid, March 2016
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  Citation: Walter, T. Chad (2016). Apocyclops Lindberg, 1942. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2016). World of Copepods database. Accessed at http://marinespecies.org/copepoda/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=346765 on 2016-08-30