Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Bathypontioidea ( Superfamily )
        Bathypontiidae ( Family )
            Temorites ( Genus )
Temorites elegans  (Sars, 1920)   (F,M)
Syn.: Bathypontia elegans Sars, 1920 c (p.20, Rem.F); 1925 (p.358, figs.F,M); Deevey, 1973 a (p.369, figs.F, Rem.); 1979 (p.739, figs.M );
Ref. compl.: Sewell, 1948 (p.505); De Decker & Mombeck, 1964 (p.11); Deevey & Brooks, 1977 (p.156, tab.2, Station "S")
Ref.:
Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (p.21)
Species Temorites elegans - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.O. Sars in Résult. Camp. Scient. Prince Albert I, 69, pls.1-127 (1924). [Pl.CXXVII, figs.1-11]. As Bathypontia elegans.
Female: 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, idem (lateral left side); 3, forehead (lateral); 4, rostrum; 5, labrum; 6, Md (masticatory edge); 7, Mxp; 8, P2; 9, P5; 10, distal part of urosome and caudal rami (dorsal).

Male: 11, P5.


Species Temorites elegans - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.B. Deevey in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 1979, 92 (4). [p.740, Fig.9, a-f]. As Bathypontia elegans.
Male (from 19°15'N, 67°15'W): a, habitus with left A1 (dorsal); b, idem with right A1; c, basal segment of Mxp; d, P5; e, basal segments of Mx2..

Immature female (from 20°28'N, 72°30'W): f, Md (masticatory edge).
Scales in mm.


Species Temorites elegans - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : G.B. Deevey in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 1973, 86, N°30. [p.368, Fig.5,c,i,j,k]. As Bathypontia elegans.
Female (from 32°10'N, 64°30'W): c, rostrum (ventral and lateral views); i, P5; j-k, habitus (lateral and dorsal, respectively)..
Scale bars in mm.
Nota: Last segment of P5 at least twice as long as preceding segment. Genital segment almost as long as 3 following segments.

NZ: 4

Distribution map of Temorites elegans by geographical zones
Species Temorites elegans - Distribution map 2issued from : G.B. Deevey in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 1979, 92 (4). [p.729 Fig.3]. Station locations in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico for 6 species of Bathypontia (= Temorites).
Loc:
Afr. S (E), Açores, Caraïbes, G. du Mexique, Mer des Sargasses: off Bermuda: Station ‘’ S’’ (32°10’N, 64°30’W)
N: 5
Lg.:
(1) F: 4,7; (316) F: 4,6-4,2; (317) M: 4,2; {F: 4,20-4,70; M: 4,20}
Rem.: bathypelagic. Overall Depth Range in Sargasso Sea: 1000-2000 m (Deevey & Brooks, 1977, Station "S");
For Deevey (1979, p.725) the mature females are length over 4mm; the last segment of P5 at least twice as long as preceding segment; genital segment almost as long as 3 following segments.
Last update : 24/11/2012
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