Check List 13(2): e19678, doi: 10.15560/13.2.2076
First occurrence of Mesocyclops aspericornis (Daday, 1906) (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) in northern Colombia
expand article infoJuan M. Fuentes-Reinés, Eduardo Suárez-Morales§, Cristian E. Granados-Martínez|
‡ Institucion educativa departamental san jose de puebloviejo, Colombia§ El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Unidad Chetumal, A.P. 424, 77014 Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México, Mexico| Universidad de la Guajira, Grupo de investigación de Ecología-Biodiversidad en ecosistemas tropicales, Riohacha, Kilometro 5, Vía Maicao. La Guajira, Colombia, Colombia
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The occurrence of the Afro-Asian freshwater cyclopoid copepod Mesocyclops aspericornis in the Gaira River, Magdalena, northern Colombia, represents the first record in the area and expands its known distributional range in South America. The specimens examined are described and compared with available morphological data.The variability of this species is confirmed among American and Afro-Asian populations but it was observed also between two Colombian populations. This record contributes to track the advancement of this introduced species in the Americas.
distribution; freshwater copepods; taxonomy; Neotropics