Eurytemora affinis

Eurytemora affinis female (calanoid copepod)

Collected: Middle River, Upper Chesapeake Bay. March 2005 using a 153 micrometer mesh net towed at the surface.]

Notes: Eurytemora affinis is common in low salinity reaches Atlantic and Gulf estuaries in winter and spring when it may be the dominant copepod present.

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Eurytemora affinis female (urosome)

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Eurytemora affinis female with eggs

 

Collected by Marilyn Yorgey , Goucher College