Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Scolecithricella ( Genus )
Scolecithricella spinacantha  C.B. Wilson, 1942   (F)
C. B. Wilson, 1942 a (p.208, Descr.F, figs.F); Sewell, 1948 (p.567, 568, 569, Rem.); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.104); Vyshkvartzeva, 1999 (2000) (p.221)
Species Scolecithricella spinacantha - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : C.B. Wilson in Scientific Results of Cruise VII of the Carnegie during 1928-1929. Biology-I. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Publ. 536, 1942. [p.231, Figs.103-108].
Female (from Samoan islands): 103, habitus (dorsal); 104, Md; 105, A2; 106, P1; 107, P4; 108, P5.
Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment fused, 4th and 5 th fused, posterior corners bluntly rounded and projecting slightly backward.Urosome 4-segmented. Anal segment somewhat triangular, longest on the mid-line and considerably shortened on the lateral margins, leaving the posterior corners obliquely truncated. caudal rami about as wide as long, divergent, each with 4 setae, the 2nd inner one longer than the entire urosome; Rostrum composed of 2 stout filaments; A1 slender, reach to about the middle of the abdomen. P5 very characteristic.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Scolecithricella spinacantha by geographical zones
S Pacif. central (Samoa Islands)
N: 1
(446) F: 1,05; {F: 1,05}
Rem.: " Scolecithrix ctenopus ".
Probably in the genus Scolecitrichopsis.
Last update : 31/01/2015
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