This copepod Aleutha potter,officially named and described in 2007, is found in Potter Cove, King George Island, Antarctica. Copepod (Kope = Greek for “oar” Podos = Greek for “foot”) means oar-footed, referring to the pair of swimming legs on the same somite that are moved together, like the oars of a sculling shell. This image is from the World of Copepods database maintained online by the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
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