Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Labidocera ( Genus )
Labidocera mirabilis  Fleminger, 1957   (F,M)
Fleminger, 1957 (p.27, figs.F,M); Fleminger & Tan, 1966 (p.292, 299, figs.F,M, juv.V); Fleminger, 1975 (p.402, 412); Chen & Marcus, 1997 (p.587, Rem: egg)
Species Labidocera mirabilis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Fleminger & E. Tan in Crustaceana, 1966, 11. [p.298, Fig.4].
Rostrum (frontal view): a (female; b (male).

Species Labidocera mirabilis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Fleminger in Tulane Stud. Zool., 1957, 5 (2). [p.28, Figs.25-37].
Female (from 24°43'N, 81°57'W): 25, habitus (lateral); 23, P5; 27-28, last thoracic segments and urosome ( lateral and dorsal, respectively); 29, urosome with spermatophore and ornamentation (lateral); 34, same (dorsal); 35, forehead (dorsal); 37, Md (cutting edge).

Male: 30-31, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 32, P5; 33, left P5 (terminal segment); 36, geniculate A1 (less proximal segments)

Compl. Ref.:
Reeve, 1970 (p.894, Rem.: p.906); Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p.110)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Labidocera mirabilis by geographical zones
Caribbean Sea, G. of Mexico, Turkey Point, Florida, Yucatan (Ascension Bay)
N: 5
(472) F: 2,95-2,54; M: 2,54-2,21; {F: 2,54-2,95; M: 2,21-2,54}
Rem.: Coastal.
For Fleminger (1957, p.27) differs from L. detruncata in detals of 5th thoracic segment, urosome and P5 (female and male) and the geniculate A1 (male). See: Nota in L. wilsoni Fleminger & Tan, 1966.
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