Species Card of Copepod
Platycopioida ( Order )
    Platycopiidae ( Family )
        Platycopia ( Genus )
Platycopia inornata  Fosshagen, 1972   (F,M)
Fosshagen, 1972 (p.53, figs.F,M); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.37, 435, figs.F, M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.47, figs.F,M)
Species Platycopia inornata - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Fosshagen in Sarsia, 1972, 48. [p.54, Fig.2].
Female (from Bahamas): A, habitus (lateral); B, A1; C, A2; D, Md, E, labrum; F, Mx1; G, Mx2; H, Mxp.

Species Platycopia inornata - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Fosshagen in Sarsia, 1972, 48. [p.55, Fig.3].
Female: A-E, P1 tto P5.

Species Platycopia inornata - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Fosshagen in Sarsia, 1972, 48. [p.57, Fig.4].
Male: A, habitus (dorsal); B, A1; C, P5

Species Platycopia inornata - Plate 4 of morphological figuresBoth A1 male nongeniculate.
Sexual dimorphism present in P5.
A2 exopod 6-segmented.
Exopod of Md indistinctly 3-segmented.
Mx2 not extremely modified.
Syncoxa of Mxp with 2 setae ......
P1 with 2-segmented exopod and 2-segmented endopod.
Exopod of P2 to P5 having inner setae; P2-P5 with outer spines on 1st exopod segment..... Platycopia...... 3 - 1st and/or 2nd exopod segments of P2-P5 of female having inner setae or spines.....4 - 2nd exopod segment of P5 male with 2 proximal spines along outer margin...... 5 - 3rd endopod segment of male P5 having 5 spines....... 6 - Distal 2 endopod segments of P3 and P4 separate; 1st exopod segment of female P5 with inner seta terminally.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Platycopia inornata by geographical zones
Species Platycopia inornata - Distribution map 2
Chart of 1996
NW Atlant. (Bahamas)
N: 2
(601) F: 0,78-0,71; M: 0,68-0,66; {F: 0,71-0,78; M: 0,66-0,68}
Last update : 28/01/2015
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