Species Card of Copepod
Mormonilloida ( Order )
    Mormonillidae ( Family )
        Neomormonilla ( Genus )
Neomormonilla minor  (Giesbrecht, 1891)   (F,M)
Syn.: no Mormonilla polaris Sars, 1900 (p.120, figs.F); Mrazek, 1902 (p.524); Harding, 1966 (p.17, 71); Kosobokova, 1989 (p.26); Kosobokova & al., 1995 (p.194);
? Mormonilla atlantica Wolfenden, 1905 a (p.16); Pearson, 1906 (p.31); van Breemen, 1908 a (p.166, Rem.); Farran, 1908 b (p.88, Rem.);
Mormonilla minor : Giesbrecht, 1892 (p.532, 537, 774, figs.F); Farran, 1908 b (p.88, Rem.); 1926 (p.293); Rose, 1933 a (p.279, figs.F); Farran, 1936 a (p.124); Lysholm & al., 1945 (p.44); Marques, 1958 a (p.136, fig.F); Grice, 1963 a (p.496); M.W. Johnson, 1963 (p.89, Table 1, 2); Owre & Foyo, 1967 (p.103, figs.F); Minoda, 1971 (p.43); Vives, 1972 (p.225, Rem.); Boxshall, 1979 (p.258, figs.F, Rem.); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.174, figs.F); Huys & al., 1992 (p.165, Descr.M, figs.M, Rem.F); Chihara & Murano, 1997 (p.952, Pl.204: F,M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.418: F,M);
Ref. compl.: C.B. Wilson, 1950 (p.268); V.N. Greze, 1963 a (tabl.2); Shmeleva, 1963 (p.141); De Decker & Mombeck, 1964 (p.13); Pavlova, 1966 (p.44); Delalo, 1968 (p.138); Vinogradov, 1968 (1970) (p.268); Gamulin, 1971 (p.382, tab.3); Deevey, 1971 (p.224); Deevey & Brooks, 1977 (tab.2); Vives, 1982 (p.295); Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.85); Scotto di Carlo & Ianora, 1983 (p.150); Greze & al., 1983 (p.17); Scotto di Carlo & al., 1984 (p.1041); Greze & al., 1985 (p.8); Hopkins & Torres, 1988 (tab.1); Lozano Soldevilla & al., 1988 (p.60); Scotto di Carlo & al., 1991 (p.270); Mumm, 1993 (tab.1, fig.2); Böttger-Schnack, 1995 (p.93); 1996 (p.1088); 1997 (p.409); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.75, 103, 112); Padmavati & al., 1998 (p.349); Kosobokova & al., 1998 (tab.2); Lapernat, 1999 (p.31); Kosobokova & Hirche, 2000 (p.2029, tab.2); Lapernat & Razouls, 2001 (tab.1); Holmes, 2001 (p.61); Vukanic, 2003 (p.139, tab.1); Vukanic & Vukanic, 2004 (p.9, tab. 2); Blachowiak-Samolyk & al., 2007 (p.2716, Table 2); Morales-Ramirez & Suarez-Morales, 2008 (p.515, 523); Fernandes, 2008 (p.465, Tabl.2); Raybaud & al., 2008 (p.1765, Table A1); Blachowiak-Samolyk & al., 2008 (p.2210, Table 3, biomass, composition); Licandro & Icardi, 2009 (p.17, Table 4); Kosobokova & Hopcroft, 2010 (p.96, Table 1, fig.7); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.192, figs.F,M, Rem.); Medellin-Mora & Navas S., 2010 (p.265, Tab. 2); Kosobokova & al., 2011 (p.29, Table 2, fig.7, Rem.: Arctic Basins); Hsiao S.H. & al., 2011 (p.475, Appendix I); Miloslavic & al., 2012 (p.165, Table 2, transect distribution)
Ref.:
Ivanenko & Defaye, 2006 (p.718, Redescr. F, figs.F, Rem., p.724, comb. nov.)
Species Neomormonilla minor - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall in Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), 1979, 35 (3). [p.259, Fig.27]. As Mormonilla minor.
Female (from 18°N, 25°W): A, urosome (dorsal); B, genital complex (ventral); C, A1; D, Mxp; E, P1; F, P2.
Scales 0.1 mm.


Species Neomormonilla minor - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall in Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), 1979, 35 (3). [p.258].
Armature formula of swimming legs P1 to P4.
Roman numeral : spine; arabic numeral: seta.
Nota: Lateral seta on caudal ramus located about 16 % of distance along ramus. A1 4-segmented; relative lengths of segments about 25:28:25:22. Mxp indistinctly 3-segmented.


Species Neomormonilla minor - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : V.N. Ivanenko & D. Defaye in Crustaceana, 2006, 79 (6). [p.719, Fig.5].
Female (from 18°N, 25°W): A, 1st somite of urosome and genital double-somite (ventral; ventral setae arrowed); B, distal segment of A1 (short spinules arrowed); C, P1:endopods, coxal and basal inner margins (anterior; serrated margin of distomedial seta arrowed); D, P1: distal exopodal segments (anterior; small curved spinules arrowed); E, P1: inner margins of coxa and basis, endopods (posterior; another specimen).

Nota: 3rd segment of A1 ornamented with rows of setules and row of short stout spinules, bearing 9 setae. Masticatory blade of gnathobase of Md with 8 serrated teeth ; lateral tooth large and separated from others ; basis armed with 3 inner setae. Mx1 : one of 6 inner setae of protopod elongate. Mxp 4-segmented ; outer margin of 1st segment with few setules1st urosomal somite with rows of setules on ventral and lateral sides. Genital double-somite with lateral setules.


Species Neomormonilla minor - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : V.N. Ivanenko & D. Defaye in Crustaceana, 2006, 79 (6). [p.720, Fig.6].
Female: A, exopod of P2 (posterior; ornamentation with spinules: arrowed); B, endopod of P2 (posterior; distolateral spinules arrowed); C, exopod of P3 (posterior; ornamentation with spinules arrowed); D, endopod of P3 (posterior; distolateral spinules arrowed).


Species Neomormonilla minor - Plate 5 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.43, Figs.27, 33]. As Mormonilla minor.
Female: 27, Mxp (posterior view); 33, P2.


Species Neomormonilla minor - Plate 6 of morphological figuresissued from : R.H. Huys & G.A. Boxshall in Copepod Evolution. The Ray Soc., 1991, 159. [p.174, Fig.2.6.2, C-D, E]. As Mormonilla minor.
Female (from Cape Verde Islands): C, urosome (caudal rami omitted; ventral view); D, genital double somite and 1st urosome somite (lateral view); E, P6 (closing off genital apertures).

Compl. Ref.:
Mazzocchi & Di Capua, 2010 (p.430)
NZ: 15 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Neomormonilla minor by geographical zones
Loc:
Antarct. (Mer de Weddell), Afr. S (E), Angola, Is. du Cap Vert, off Maroc, Canaries, off Madère, Baie Ibéro-marocaine, off Amazone, Mer des Antilles, Caribbean Colombia, E Costa Rica, Mer des Sargasses, off Bermuda: Station ‘’ S’’ (32°10’N, 64°30’W), G. de Gascogne, off Irlande W, Médit. (Mer d'Alboran, Médit. W, Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, off Malte, Adriatic Sea, Ionienne, Mer Egée, Johnston Bank, Bassin Levantin), Mer Rouge, Mer Arabe, Madagascar (Nosy Bé), S Indian, Bay of Bengal, Taiwan (E: Kuroshio Current), Pacif. (W equatorial), W Costa Rica, off SW Galapagos, Australia (Grande Barrière), Japon, ? Mer de Béring, Arct. (Fram Strait, Canadian abyssal plain, Nansen Basin, Amudsen basin, Makarov Basin, Mer de Laptev, Lomonosov Ridge, Canada Basin), off Galapagos SW
N: 59 ?
Lg.:
(34) F: 1,12-1,08; (38) F: 0,84-0,81; (46) F: 1,35-1,25; (134) F: 1,38; (138) F: 1,38-1,2; (208) F: 1,34-1,26; (340) F: 1,2; (618) F: 1,31-1,04; (619) M: 0,84-0,75; {F: 0,81-1,38; M: 0,75-0,84}
Rem.: Meso-bathypelagic. Overall Depth Range in Sargasso Sea: 0-2000 m (Deevey & Brooks, 1977, Station "S").
The geographical distribution of this species needs confirmations, notably in the Arctic seas where it could be confused with N. polaris.
For Boxshall (1979, p.258) the segmentation of P1 is rather variable with endopod being either 2-segmented (Giesbrecht, 1891, 1892) or 3-segmented (Sars, 1900; Wolfenden, 1905); this variation appears to reflect merely the degree of separation of the two distal segments and is not regarded as significant (Farran, 1905).
Ivanenko & Defaye (2006, p.722) indicate the type species was originally described as Mormonilla minor Gisebrecht (1891, 1892) from the tropical aprt of the Pacific Ocean, and the redescription was based on specimens from the northeastern Atlantic (Boxshall, 1979; Huys & Boxshall, 1991). Farran (1908) synonymized M.ormonilla atlantica Wolfenden (1905), lacking illustrations, with Mormonilla minor. Further re-examination of mormonillids from the type locality (3°S, 99°W) and comparison with mormonillids from the northeastern Atlantic are necessary to confirm the identity of copepods from the two oceans.
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