Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Lophothrix ( Genus )
Lophothrix similis  Wolfenden, 1911   (F)
Wolfenden, 1911 (p.269, Descr.F, figs.F); Sewell, 1948 (p.523); Grice & Hulseman, 1968 (p.324, 334, Rem.); Bradford, 1973 (p.144); Park, 1983 (p.178); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.88); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.881, 932, figs.F)
Species Lophothrix similis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : R.N. Wolfenden in Die Marinen Copepoden der Deutschen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903, 1911. [Pl.XXXIV, Figs.1-2].
Female: forehead (lateral); 2, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Grice & Hulsemann, 1968 (tab.2); Deevey & Brooks, 1977 (p.256, tab.2, Station "S")
NZ: 3

Distribution map of Lophothrix similis by geographical zones
Atlant. (E off Tristan da Cunha Is., off Bermuda: Station ‘’ S’’ (32°10’N, 64°30’W), SE Pacif. (off Is. Juan Fernandez Is., S Peru, Chile)
N: 4
(10) F: 5,5; (100) F: 7,41-7,08; {F: 5,50-7,41}
Rem.: bathypelagic & abyssopelagic. Sargasso Sea: 1500-2000 m (Deevey & Brooks, 1977, station "S");
The females found by Grice & Hulemann (1968, p.334) are the first record for the SE Pacific Ocean (33°36' - 34°01' S, 79°32' - 84°58' W). It should be added that the posterior lateral margin of the 5th thoraci segment is rounded and protruded (as in L. frontalis).
Last update : 15/01/2015
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