Copepoda of the Southern Iraqi Marshes


During a survey of the Copepoda of the southern Iraqi marshes, made between November 2005– August 2008 , four calanoid copepods were identified which were not recorded before in the Marshes. These are: Acanthodiaptomus denticornis (Wierzejski, 1887) (after Kiefer, 1978) , Arctodiaptomus (Rhabdodiaptomus) salinus (Daday, 1885) , Eudiaptomus vulgaris (Schmeil, 1898) (after Kiefer, 1978) and Phyllodiaptomus irakiensis Khalaf, 2008 . The present article is the first of a series of articles on the Copepoda of Iraqi marshes.