Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Labidocera ( Genus )
Labidocera stylifera  Thompson & Scott, 1903   (F,M)
Syn.: Labidocera kroyeri stylifera Thompson & Scott, 1903 (p.235, 252, figs.M); Sewell, 1912 (p.354, 369); 1914 a (p.234); 1932 (p.363);
L. kroyeri var. nov. (part.): Krishnaswamy, 1953;
L. kroyeri burmanica Sewell, 1912 (p.369, figs.F,M, Rem.); 1914 a (p.234); 1932 (p.363); Silas, 1972 (p.650)
Ref.:
Silas & Pillai, 1973 (1976) (p.810, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Labidocera stylifera - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : R.B.S. Sewell in Rec. Indian Mus., 1912, 7. [Pl.XXIII, Figs.4-5]. As Labidocera krøyeri var. burmanica.
Female (from Burma: 14°41,5'N, 97°53'E): 4, lateral 5th thoracic angle.

Male: left P5 (terminal segment).


Species Labidocera stylifera - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : E.G. Silas & P.P. Pillai in J. mar. biol. Ass. India, 1973 (1976), 15 (2). [p.811, Fig.18, a-j].
Female (from Indian Ocean): a, habitus (dorsal); b, rostrum (anterior view); c, urosome (dorsal); d, idem (lateral right side); e, P5; f, Md (masticatory edge).
Nota: Head with lateral hooks. Dorsal eye lenses small, arranged wide apart. Urosome 3-segmented. Anal segment very short. Genital segment asymmetrical, in dorsal view with 2 swellings on its rignt lateral margin, dorsally a single spine present towards distal 1/3 of its length, at left postero-dorsal margin 4 teeth-like spines present in two sets directed posteriad, another spine projects from the postero-dorsal margin, genital pore placed slightly to right of mid-longitudinal axis. Caudal rami symmetrical, setae concentrated at its distal margin. A1 23-segmented, reaching Th4.

Male: g, habitus (dorsal); h, urosome (dorsal); i, right A1 (geniculate part); j, P5.
Scale as in Calanopia minor.

Compl. Ref.:
Greenwood, 1982 (p.220); Achuthankutty & al., 1998 (p.1, Table 2, seasonal abundance vs monsoon); McKinnon & al., 2008 (p.844: Tab.1)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Labidocera stylifera by geographical zones
Species Labidocera stylifera - Distribution map 2issued from : C.T. Achuthankutty, N. Ramaiah & G. Padmavati in Pelagic biogeography ICoPB II. Proc. 2nd Intern. Conf. Final report of SCOR/IOC working group 93, 9-14 July 1995. Workshop Report No. 142, Unesco, 1998. [p.8, Fig.6].
Salinity ranges for L. stylifera in coastal and estuarine waters of Goa (India).
Shaded area indicates the range of higher abundance.
Loc:
Indian (Goa, Ceylan, Madras, India coasts, Bay of Bengal), Laccadive Sea, Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands, Nancowrie Harbour, Burma, Mouth of Tavoy River, Rangoon River, E & W Australia (Moreton Bay, North West Cape)
N: 5
Lg.:
(256) F: 2,95-2,58; M: 2,61-2,27; {F: 2,58-2,95; M: 2,27-2,61}
Rem.: epipelagic. Inshore.
This species belongs to the L. kroyeri-group (Fleminger & al., 1982).
Last update : 11/04/2015
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