Collocherides bleptus n. sp. is associated with a brittle star, Macrophiothrix sp., at Nosy Bé, in northwestern Madagascar. The new copepod differs from its two congeners by its larger size and by having leg 5 in the female with an elongate distal segment bearing only two setae.

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Keywords Copepoda, Siphonostomatoida, Madagascar, ophiuroid, associate, Collocherides
Journal Bijdragen tot de dierkunde
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Humes, A. G. (1993). Collocherides bleptus n. sp. (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) associated with an intertidal ophiuroid in Madagascar. Bijdragen tot de dierkunde, 63(2), 121–127.