Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Scolecithricella ( Genus )
Scolecithricella maritima  Grice & Hulsemann, 1967   (F)
Grice & Hulsemann, 1967 (p.27, Descr.F, figs.F); Bradford, 1973 (p.147, Rem.); Bradford & al.,1983 (p.104, Rem.)
Species Scolecithricella maritima - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice & K. Huisemann in Proc. U.S. natn. Mus., 1967, 122 (3583). [p.53, Figs.104-106; p.54, Figs.107-114].
Female (from Indian Ocean): 104, habitus (dorsal); 105, idem (lateralright side); , 106, A2; 107, Mx1; 108, Mx2; 109, Mxp; 110, P1; 111, P2; 112, P3; 113, P4 (2nd and 3rd exopodal segments broken off); 114, P5.

Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment fused, 4th and 5th incompletely separate. Rostral filaments absent. A1 23-segmented (segments 8 and 9 fused), reaching to 5th thoracic segment. Exopods of P1 to P4 3-segmented, endopod of P1 1-segmented, P2 2-segmented, P3 and P4 3-segmented. Scattered spines on terminal endopodal segments of P2 to P4. P5 3-segmented with 1 terminal and 1 internal spine on distal segment.

Compl. Ref.:
Madhupratap & Haridas, 1986 (p.105, tab.1)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Scolecithricella maritima by geographical zones
Species Scolecithricella maritima - Distribution map 2
Chart of 1996
Gulf of Mexico (in Park, 1970, p.476), W Indian
N: 2
(67) F: 0,77-0,76; {F: 0,76-0,77}
Rem.: Family and Genus to reconsider.
For Grice & Hulsemann (1967) this species is similar to Scolecithrix ctenopus Giesbrecht (1888, 1892), but the two may be distinguished.
Last update : 31/01/2015
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