Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Scolecithrix ( Genus )
Scolecithrix obscura  Esterly, 1913   (F)
Syn.: Scolecithricella obscura : Sewell, 1948 (p.557, 563);
Scaphocalanus obscurus : Brodsky, 1950 (1967) (p.257, figs.F)
Ref.:
Esterly, 1913 (p.184, Descr.F, figs.F)
Species Scolecithrix obscura - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : C.O. Esterly in Univ. Calif. Publs Zool., 1913, 11 (10). [Pl. 10, Figs. 18, 21].
Female (from S California): 18, abdomen and last two thoracic segments (lateral); 21, forehead (lateral).


Species Scolecithrix obscura - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : C.O. Esterly in Univ. Calif. Publs Zool., 1913, 11 (10). [Pl. 11, Fig. 35].
Female: 35, sensory appendages of Mx2.


Species Scolecithrix obscura - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : C.O. Esterly in Univ. Calif. Publs Zool., 1913, 11 (10). [Pl. 12, Figs.53, 57].
Female: 53, exopod of P1; 57, P5.
P5 length: 149 µm. P1 exopd length: 271 µm.

Compl. Ref.:
Bradford, 1973 (p.144); Park, 1982 (p.77); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.93); Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p.111); in CalCOFI regional list (MDO, Nov. 2013; M. Ohman, comm. pers.)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Scolecithrix obscura by geographical zones
Loc:
NE Pacif. (California: San Diego)
N: 1
Lg.:
(144) F: 2,5; {F: 2,50}
Rem.: Perhaps in the Genus Scaphocalanus or Lophothrix.
Last update : 31/01/2015
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