Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:400
Specimens with Barcodes:393
Species With Barcodes:14
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.
EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.
To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!