Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Scolecithricella ( Genus )
Scolecithricella obscura  Roe, 1975   (F)
Ref.:
Roe, 1975 (p.318, Descr.F, figs.F); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.103); Vyshkvartzeva, 1999 (2000) (p.235-236: Rem.)
Species Scolecithricella obscura - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : H.S.J. Roe in Bull. British Mus. (Natural History) Zool., London, 1975, 28 (7). [p.319, Fig.12].
Female (from Cape Verde Islands): a, habitus (dorsal); b, rostrum (ventral); c, last thoracic segment and urosome (left lateral side); d, A2; e, mandibular palp; f, Mx1; g, Mx2; h, Mx2 (endopod, paratype); i, P1; j, P2; k, P3 (exopodite); l, P3 (endopodite segments 2-3); m, P4; n, P5.
Bar scale 0.1 mm unless indicated.
Nota: Cephalothorax 5.9 times as long as the 4-segmented abdomen.
Head and 1st thoracic segment fused, 4th and 5th fused.
Rostrum with 2 thick filaments.
The hind margin of the cephalothorax indented laterally.Caudal rami about as long as wide.
Endopod of Mx2 with 5 brush-like setae, 2 of which are much larger than the others, and 3 flattened worm-like setae.
1st basipodite of Mxp about 2/3 the length of the 2nd, and carries 1 brush-like and 2 worm-like setae.
P5 uniramous and symmetrical; on each side there is a single segment, incompletely divided into 3, having a small external spine (absent on one side of one of the paratypes), a longer terminal spine and a long stout internal spine garnished with teeth.

Compl. Ref.:
Vives, 1982 (p.292)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Scolecithricella obscura by geographical zones
Loc:
NE Atlant. (Cape Verde Is.)
N: 2
Lg.:
(8) F: 2,13-1,82; {F: 1,82-2,13}
Rem.: Bathypelagic.
Genus poorly secured. Probable in Amallothrix.
Last update : 31/01/2015
    to add your remark
  

 Any use of this site for a publication will be mentioned with the following reference :

Razouls C., de Bovée F., Kouwenberg J. et Desreumaux N., 2005-2019. - Diversity and Geographic Distribution of Marine Planktonic Copepods. Sorbonne University, CNRS. Available at http://copepodes.obs-banyuls.fr/en [Accessed July 23, 2019]

© copyright 2005-2019 Sorbonne University, CNRS

Webmaster
CNRS   Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur Mer - Laboratoire Arago
Sorbonne Université

 

Version française
English version

 

Search

On the WEB of CNRS

 


Marine Planktonic Copepods

Marine Planktonic Copepods

 

Imprimer Contact Accueil Plan du site Accès restreint Retour Une du Labo Imprimer Contact Plan du site Crédits Téléchargez les Plug-Ins