Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Scolecithrix ( Genus )
Scolecithrix pacifica  Esterly, 1905   (F)
Syn.: Scolecithricella pacifica : Sewell, 1948 (p.557, 563);
Racovitzanus pacificus : Brodsky, 1950 (1967) (p.274, figs.F, Rem.); Marlowe & Miller, 1975 (p.834); Park, 1983 (p.171, Rem.); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.91)
Esterly, 1905 (p.168, Descr.F, figs.F)
Species Scolecithrix pacifica - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : C.O. Esterly in Univ. Calif. Publs Zool., 1905, 2 (4). [p.169, Fig.30].
Female (from San Diego Region): a, habitus (lateral); b, Mx2; c, P5; d, Mx1.
Nota: 4th and 5th thoracic segments fused, rounded laterally. 1st genital segment about as long as 2nd and 3rd together, the latter two are equal in length. Exopod of A2 a little longer than the endopod. 2nd basal of Mx1 with 5 bristles, endopod with 8, exopod with 5. F-1st basals of P4 without marginal bristle, inner border of 2nd basal in 2nd to 4th pairs ending in a sharp point.

Compl. Ref.:
Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p.111); in CalCOFI regional list (MDO, Nov. 2013; M. Ohman, comm. pers.)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Scolecithrix pacifica by geographical zones
NE Pacif. (San Diego, Station "P": 50°N, 145°W)
N: 2
(142) F: 2,3; {F: 2,30}
Rem.: Probably in the Genus Racovitzanus
Last update : 31/01/2015
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