Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 333
Specimens with Sequences: 279
Specimens with Barcodes: 272
Species With Barcodes: 12
Public Records: 257
Public Species: 12
Public BINs: 19
Metridinidae is a family of copepods, comprising three genera – Gaussia, Metridia and Pleuromamma. It has also been referred to as "Metridiidae", but following a petition to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, that name has been restricted to the family Metridiidae Carlgren, 1893, based on the anthozoan genus Metridium. All species in the family can produce blue-green bioluminescence; the light is produced in glands, whose position varies between genera.
- T. Chad Walter & Geoff Boxshall (2011). "Metridinidae". In T. C. Walter & G. Boxshall. World of Copepods database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
- H. Y. Soh, S. Ohtsuka & H.-L. Suh (1999). "Phylogenetic relationships of the family Metridinidae (Copepoda: Calanoida)" (PDF). Journal of Fisheries Science and Technology 2 (2): 122–128.
- Peter J. Herring (1988). "Copepod luminescence". Hydrobiologia. 167–168 (1): 183–195. doi:10.1007/BF00026304.
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