First occurrence of Mesocyclops aspericornis (Daday, 1906) (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) in northern Colombia
Cita: Fuentes-Reinés, J.M., Suárez-Morales, E., Granados, C.E. 2017. First occurrence of Mesocyclops aspericornis (Daday, 1906) (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) in northern Colombia. Check List. 13 (2). DOI:10.15560/13.2.2076. ISSN: 1809-127X
Periodo de realización: 2017/06/01 al 2017/01/01
Tipo: Nota científica con arbitraje
Lugar(es) de estudio: Magdalena, Colombia
Resumen: "The occurrence of the Afro-Asian freshwater cyclopoid copepod Mesocyclops aspericornis in the Gaira River, Magdalena, northern Colombia, represents the first record in the area and expands its known distributional range in South America. The specimens examined are described and compared with available morphological
data. The variability of this species is confirmed among American and Afro-Asian populations but it was observed also between two Colombian populations. This record contributes to track the advancement of this introduced species in the Americas."