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Family NOTODROMADIDAE Kaufmann, 1900



The family Notodromadidae comprises the subfamilies Notodromatinae, Cyproidinae, Centrocypridinae and Oncocypridinae. Only representatives of the first subfamily can be found in Australian freshwaters.



Nauplii larvae with two distinctly separated eyes (also adults of Notordromadinae and Centrocypridinae). Rake-like organ with small pointed denticles. Third masticatory process of maxillula with 6 teeth. Male first thoracopod transformed into prehensile palps. Third thoracopod with three simple setae on terminal segment. Zenker organ long and slender, both extremities funnel-shaped: chitinous rods (spines) not arranged in separate rings.


History of changes

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28-Mar-2012 28-Mar-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED