The Monstrilloida comprises a peculiar lineage of protelean parasitic copepods.
Together with their weak dispersal abilities, their link to the benthic communities may also explain the presumed restricted distributional patterns of the Monstrilloida (Suarez-Morales 2011).
2017) supports the status of the Monstrilloida as a monophyletic order forming a sister-group with the siphonostomatoids in a single clade.
There are several exclusive characters of the Monstrilloida including: 1) an infective nauplius vs.
(2003) A new species of Cymbasoma (Copepoda, Monstrilloida) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Central America.
New species of Monstrilloida (Crustacea, Copepoda) from the Eastern Tropical Pacific.
With only a few species, Monstrillopsis is the smallest genus in the Monstrilloida. It has a wide geographical distribution, including tropical, temperate, and polar zones (Razouls, 1996).
As is true for many other species of Monstrilloida, the male of M.
There are several records of Monstrilloida in areas adjacent to the White Sea, mainly from the Barents Sea: Linko (1907) recorded a Cymbasoma (as Thaumaleus sp.), Pertsova and Prygunkova (1995) listed Monstrilla sp.
A preliminary revision of the Monstrilloida, with descriptions of two new species.
A new species of Cymbasoma (Crustacea: Copepoda: Monstrilloida
) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Central America.
Two New Monstrillopsis Sars (Crustacea: Copepoda: Monstrilloida
) from the White Sea and Norway, with comments on M.