Contributions to Zoology, 68 (4) (2000)

Shallow-water and not deep-sea as most plausible origin for cave-dwelling Paramisophria species (Copepoda: Calanoida: Arietellidae), with description of three new species from Mediterranean bathyal hyperbenthos and littoral caves

Damià Jaume , Joan E Cartes , Geoffrey A. Boxshal

Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados (CSIC-UIB) Ctra. Valldemossa, km 7.5, 07071 Palma de Mallorca, SpainD.Jaume@ocea.es

Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC ), P. Joan de Borbó s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD London, United Kingdom

Keywords: Deep-sea, depth zonation, hyperbenthos, Calanoida, Mediterranean, origin of anchialine fauna, phylogenetic relationships, Paramisophria