Acartia hudsonica

acartia hud_big Acartia hudsonica (calanoid copepod)

Collected: Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 1/15/03

Notes: Acartia hudsonica is common in winter/spring in higher salinities from New England to the mid-Atlantic. It is replaced by A. tonsa as waters warm.

 ID Note: compare the urosome (below) to that of other Acartia species

BELOW: Acartia hudsonica (urosome)
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Collected and identified by Barbara Sullivan, University of Rhode Island.

Photographed by: Ashley Cooper, Goucher College