Species Card of Copepod
Monstrilloida ( Order )
    Monstrillidae ( Family )
        Cymbasoma ( Genus )
Cymbasoma boxshalli  (Suarez Morales, 1993)   (F)
Syn.: Thaumaleus boxshalli Suarez Morales, 1993 (p.85, Descr.F, figs.F); Grygier, 1995 a (p.57, 61)
Suarez-Morales, 2001 (p.244, Redescr.F, figs.F, Rem.); 2002 (p.95: tab.1); 2011 (p.9)
Species Cymbasoma boxshalli - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : E. Suarez Morales in Crustaceana, 1993, 64 (1). [p86, Fig.1]. As Thaumaleus boxshalli.
Female (from Bahia de Ascension, Yucatan): a-b, habitus (lateral and dorsal, respectively).
Scale bar in mm.
Nota: head and 1st pedigerous segment fused, about 0.60 of total body length. Oral papilla located 0.15 of way back along cephalothorax. Eyes present, well developed, ocelli intensely pigmented, semitriangular in dorsal view. Urosome consisting of the 5th pedigerous somite, the genital somite, and 1 free abdominal somite. Absence of a dorsal suture on the genital somite.

Species Cymbasoma boxshalli - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : E. Suarez Morales in Crustaceana, 1993, 64 (1). [p87, Fig.2]. As Thaumaleus boxshalli.
Female: c, right A1; d, P5; e, anal segment and caudal rami (dorsal).
Scale bar in mm.
Nota: A1 4-segmented; ratio of lengths of segments: 12.5: 27.5:1307:46.3 = 100. P5 fused medially. Absence of an inner ramus in P5 (only a small inner protuberance with a 1 short, plumose seta. Caudal rami 1.65 times longer than wide, each ramus bearing 3 setae.

Species Cymbasoma boxshalli - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : E. Suarez Morales in Crustaceana, 1993, 64 (1). [p87]. As Thaumaleus boxshalli.
Female: Formula of armature of swimming legs 1 to 4.

Compl. Ref.:
Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p.112)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Cymbasoma boxshalli by geographical zones
Mexico (Yucatan), Curaçao
N: 2
(725) F: 2,1; (854*) F: 1,8 [without furca]; {F: 2,10}
Rem.: Inshore.
Last update : 12/07/2013
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