Rhincalanus spp.nauplius (Calanoid)
Collected 30 km off of Georgetown, SC, summer.
Notes: This atypical nauplius resembles the harpacticoid copepod Macrosetella.
This may be Rhincalanus nasutus, a cosmopolitan species often found over continental shelves. The nauplius stage lasts about a week and feeds on diatoms.
Thanks to Vanda Carmo of the University of the Azores for correcting this entry.
Collected by: W. S. Johnson and Dennis Allen