Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Labidocera ( Genus )
Labidocera cervi  Krämer, 1895   (F,M)
Giesbrecht & Schmeil, 1898 (p.137); Farran, 1929 (p.210, 275, figs.F,M); Dakin & Colefax, 1933 (p.206, Rem.); 1940 (p.101, figs.F,M, Rem.); Nicholls, 1944 (p.13); Kott, 1957 (p.15); Bradford, 1972 (p.48, figs.F,M); Nyan Taw, 1974 (p.270, Rem.); Silas & Pillai, 1976 (p.774); ? Greenwood, 1979 (p.97, figs.F,M, Rem.); Greenwood & Othman, 1979 (p.237); Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (p.188, figs.F,M, Rem., figs.184, 194); Mulyadi, 2014 (p.1629, Rem., Table II)
Species Labidocera cervi - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.P. Farran in British Antarctic (\"Terra Nova\") Expedition, 1910. Natural History Reports. Zoology. Vol. VIII. Crustacea, 1929. [p.275, Fig.30].
Female: a, habitus (dorsal view); b, distal part of prosome and urosome (dorsal view); c, habitus (dorsal view of specimen from Melbourne); d, fifth foot; e, fifth foot of specimen of Melbourne.
Male: f, habitus (dorsal view); g, right A1 (proximal joints omitted); h, fifth feet.

Species Labidocera cervi - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : Bradford-Grieve J.M. in The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic Calanoid Copepoda. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). NIWA Biodiversity Memoir, 111, 1999. [p.189, Fig.137].
Female: A, habitus (dorsal); B, idem (right lateral side); C, urosome (dorsal); D, idem (right side); E, A1; F, A2; G, Md; H: Mx1; I, Mx2; J, Mxp; K, P1; L, P2; M, P3; N, P4; O, P5.

Species Labidocera cervi - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : Bradford-Grieve J.M. in The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic Calanoid Copepoda. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). NIWA Biodiversity Memoir, 111, 1999. [p.190, Fig.137 (overleaf)]
Male: P, habitus (dorsal); Q, idem (right lateral side); R, left A1; S, P5; T-U, urosome (various views; from Waitemata Harbour); V-Y (from other stations).

Species Labidocera cervi - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : J.G. Greenwood in Proc. R. Soc. Qd, 1979, 90. [p.96, Fig.2]. With doubt.
Female (from Moreton Bay, E Australia): a, 5th thoracic segment and urosome, with P5 in situ; e, idem (dorsal); f, P5.

Male: b, P5; c, terminal segment of left P5; d, terminal portion of right P5.

Species Labidocera cervi - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford in Mem. N. Z. Oceonogr. Inst., 1972, 54. [p.49, Fig.13, (7-9].
Female (from Kaikoura, New Zealand): 7, habitus (dorsal); 8, P5.

Male: P5.

Scale bars: 1 mm (7, 9); 0.1 mm (8).

Species Labidocera cervi - Plate 6 of morphological figuresissued from : Nyan Taw in Austr. J. mar. Freshwat. Res., 1974, 25. [p.270, Table 1].
Male: Characteristics.

Species Labidocera cervi - Plate 7 of morphological figuresissued from : J.G. Greenwood & B.H.R. Othman in J. Plankton Res., 1979, 1 (1). [p.237]
Characters in L. cervi compared with other species within the super-species detruncata (see L. farrani, L. tasmanica, L. caudata, L. detruncata, L. pavo, L. bataviae, L. madurae and L. sinolobata, with references sources).

Species Labidocera cervi - Plate 8 of morphological figuresIssued from : Mulyadi in Crustaceana, 2014, 87 (14). [p.1630, Table II].
Characteristic features of L. cervi compared with five species in the sub-groups in Indo-Australian region.
Compare with L. detruncata, sinilobata, kaimanaensis and farrani.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.404, 425: Rem.); Kott, 1957 (p.6, 15); Kimmerer & McKinnon, 1985 (p.149)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Labidocera cervi by geographical zones
[? Australia E & S, ? Tasmania, SE in Kott, 1957], New Zealand (South Island, Kaikoura, NE North Island)
N: 9
(35) F: 3,3-2,8; (47) F: 2,6; (104) F: 2,85; M: 2,75; (116) F: 3,34; M: 3,08; (909) F: 3,12-3,44; M: 2,8-3,15; {F: 2,60-3,44; M: 2,75-3,15}
Rem.: epipelagic, neritic.
The Australian form (Greenwood, 1979) would be a different species to describe (see Bradford-Grieve (1999 b, Rem.: p.190).
This species belongs to the L. detruncata group (Fleminger, 1967).
Last update : 16/03/2018
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