Recognize this crustacean?
If you're on the west coast you'll soon have the opportunity to learn how to recognize this deep sea cumacean (Campylapsis sp.) and many other members of this important order of crustaceans found worldwide from the shallows to the abyss. The Southern California Association of Marine Taxonomists is holding a workshop on cumacean morphology and taxonomy with Les Watling, at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum on March 9th and 10th 2009. It's open to anyone interested in getting hands on, practical experience in cumacean identification.
Hmmm... I don't think we've reported on cumaceans here yet. Let's see what we can dig up.