Species Card of Copepod
Monstrilloida ( Order )
    Monstrillidae ( Family )
        Monstrilla ( Genus )
Monstrilla gibbosa  Suarez-Morales & Palomares-Garcia, 1995   (F)
Ref.:
Suarez-Morales & Palomares-Garcia, 1995 (p.747, figs.F); Barranco-Ramirez & al., 2002 (p.1281, figs.F)
Species Monstrilla gibbosa - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : E. Suarez-Morales & R. Palomares-Garcia in J. Plankton Res., 1995, 17 (4). [p.746, Fig.1].
Female (from E Baja California Peninsula): a-b, habitus (dorsal and ventral, respectively).
Nota: Urosome consisting of 5th pedigerous, double-somite (with evident dorsal suture which appears as an intersegmental division) and 2 free abdominal somites [30.2:42.4:14.2:13.2 = 100]. Caudal rami 1.6 times longer than wide.


Species Monstrilla gibbosa - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : E. Suarez-Morales & R. Palomares-Garcia in J. Plankton Res., 1995, 17 (4). [p.748, Fig.2].
Female: a, P5 (ventral); b, right A1 (dorsal); c, left A1 (dorsal).
Nota: Irregular margin of the P5 exopodal lobe.


Species Monstrilla gibbosa - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : E. Suarez-Morales & R. Palomares-Garcia in J. Plankton Res., 1995, 17 (4). [p.749, Fig.3].
Female: a, genital complex (lateral); b, idem (ventral); c, anterior portion of cephalosome (lateral); d, idem (dorsal).
Nota: Presence of two anterior ventral protuberances on the cephalosome (these kinds of protuberances, either rostral or on the anterior margin of the cephalosome) are not common throughout the group).

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Monstrilla gibbosa by geographical zones
Loc:
G. of California (Puerto Escondido, Urias estuary)
N: 1
Lg.:
(744) F: 2,27; (926): F: 1,76 [without Furca]; {F: 1,76-2,27}
Rem.: Inshore.
Last update : 12/07/2013
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