Corycaeus amazonicus

Corycaeus amazonicus (Cyclopoid copepod) 0.9 mm

 

Collected: 30 km SE of Georgetown, SC, at the surface, summer 2006
Notes: Corycaeus amazonicus occurs from New England to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico in summer and fall. It is most common in waters >10 km from shore. Note the short antennae, the eyes with large ‘ocular lenses’, and the bright coloration that distinguish this species. This is a lateral view.
Collected by Dennis Allen, Baruch Marine Lab, University of South Carolina. Photographed by Bill Johnson, Goucher College

Corycaeus 2

Corycaeus amizonicus dorsal view