Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Paralubbockiidae ( Family )
        Paralubbockia ( Genus )
Paralubbockia longipedia  Boxshall, 1977   (F,M)
Ref.:
Boxshall, 1977 a (p.105, figs.F,M); Boxshall & Huys, 1988/89 (p.164, figs.F,M); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.293, figs.F,M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.623: figs.F,M)
Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall in Brit. Mus. nat. Hist., Zool., 1977, 31 (3). [p.106, Fig.1].
Female (from 18°N, 25°W): a, habitus (dorsal); b, A2; c, A1 (ventral); d, Md (posterior); e, Mx1 (posterior); f, Mx2 (posterior); g, Mxp (anterior); h, anterior of urosome (ventral).
Nota: Prosome longer than urosome. Rostrum small and rounded. Relative lengths orosome somites and caudal rami 15:33:15:12:14:11. Caudal rami about 1.5 times longer than broad. A2 2-segmented. Mxp 4-segmented with a long claw-like distal segment; 2nd segment with a continuous row of spinules along inner margin and 2 naked setae; P5 a free segment with 2 naked apical setae and a lateral seta located on surface of somite near base. P6 probably represented by unarmed cuticularized plate located near genital aperture.


Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall in Brit. Mus. nat. Hist., Zool., 1977, 31 (3). [p.107, Fig.2].
Female: a-d, P1 to P4 (posterior).


Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall in Brit. Mus. nat. Hist., Zool., 1977, 31 (3). [p.108, Fig.3].
Male: a, urosome (ventral); b, A1 (ventral); c, A2 (posterior); d, Mx1 (posterior); e, Mx2 (posterior); f, Mxp (anterior).
Nota: Urosome 6-segmented; posterior margins of urosome somites 3 to 5 provided with a continuous dentate hyaline frill on ventral surface. Anal somite with a row of fine spinules posteriorly. Caudal rami shorter than anal somite. A1 5-segmented with the distal segment representing the fused 5th to 7th segments of the female.


Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & R. Huys in Biol. Oceanogr., 1988/1989, 6. [p.165, Fig.1];
Female (from 18°N, 25°W): A-B, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively; A1 and swimming legs removed).


Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & R. Huys in Biol. Oceanogr., 1988/1989, 6. [p.166, Fig.2].
Female: A, urosome (ventral); C, anal somite and caudal ramus (dorsal); D, posterior margin of anal somite and caudal ramus (lateral); E, genital double somite (dorsal); F, P6 (lateral).
Nota: P5 comprising free distal segment and proximal protopodal segment incorporated into somite; seta on surface of somite representing outer seta of basis; free segment (exopod) about twice as long as wide, armed with a pore, a short inner and long outer seta on distal margin; outer seta sparsely plumose..

Male: B, urosome (ventral).
Nota: Urosome 6-segmented, comprising 5th pedigerous somite, genital somite and 4 free abdominal somites.A1 indistinctly 5-segmented (with distal segment representing 3 fused segments of female)


Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 6 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & R. Huys in Biol. Oceanogr., 1988/1989, 6. [p.167, Fig.3].
Female: A, A2 (posterior); B, Md (anterior); C, Mx1 (ventral; wiyth scar left by missing element indicated by arrow); D, Mx2 (posterior); E, Mxp (lateral).


Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 7 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & R. Huys in Biol. Oceanogr., 1988/1989, 6. [p.169, Fig.5].
Female: A, A1 (dorsal); B, Mx1 (ventral); C, P3 (anterior; outer basal seta missing); D, P3 (detail of tip of endopod).


Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 8 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & R. Huys in Biol. Oceanogr., 1988/1989, 6. [p.167].
Female & Male: Armature of swimming legs P1 to P4.
Roman numeral = spine; arabic numeral = seta.


Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 9 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & R. Huys in Biol. Oceanogr., 1988/1989, 6. [p.168, Fig.4].
Male: A, A1 (ventral); B, labrum (ventral view); C, P1 (anterior); D, P1 (detail of distal part of exopod segment 3).
Nota: Labrum: a small flattened plate, unarmed but with a large apical pore.


Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 10 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & R. Huys in Biol. Oceanogr., 1988/1989, 6. [p.170, Fig.6].
Female & Male: A, P2 (anterior); B, P4 (anterior); C, Md (of second female paratype showing variation in spinulation pattern.


Species Paralubbockia longipedia - Plate 11 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & R. Huys in Biol. Oceanogr., 1988/1989, 6. [p.171, Fig.7].
Male: A, A2 (lateral); B, Md (anterior); C, Mx1 (ventral); D, Mx2 (possibly incomplete); E, Mxp (lateral).
Nota: Claw of Mxp apparently representing an endopodal segment plus terminal claw, with trace of suture between them; inner margin of incorporated endopodal segment bearing a row of spinules and an apical seta. The reduction in the Md and in the praecoxal endite of Mx1 suggests that the adult male is nonfeeding. This is quite a common strategy among planktonic "poecilostomatoids", also found in males of the sapphirinid genus Copilia for example. In both sexes the palp ot Mx1 is separated from the proximal segment by a complete structure. This is another unique plesiomorphy within the "Poecilostomatoid", since Mx1 is typically reduced to a bilobed orocess in "Poecilostomatoids".

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Paralubbockia longipedia by geographical zones
Loc:
Atlant. NE (off Is. du Cap Vert N)
N: 2
Lg.:
(139) F: 1,43-1,19; M: 1,19; {F: 1,19-1,43; M: 1,19}
Rem.: meso-bathypelagic.
Last update : 10/02/2009
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