Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Spinocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Spinocalanidae ( Family )
            Teneriforma ( Genus )
Teneriforma meteorae  Schulz, 1989   (F)
Syn.: Tanyrhinus naso : Grice & Hulsemann, 1965 (p.223, 231, figs.F); ? Teneriforma naso : Wheeler, 1970 (p.9)
Schulz, 1989 (p.190, Descr.F, figs.F)
Stage 5 Male: 0,89-1,02.
Species Teneriforma meteorae - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice & K. Hulsemann in J. Zool., 1965, 146. [p.232, Fig.8]. As Tanyrhinus naso.
Female (from 40°01'N, 20°02'W): a, habitus (dorsal); b, idem (lateral left side); c, A2; d, md (mandibular palp); e, Md (cutting edge); f, Mx1; g, mx2; h, Mxp; i, P1; j, P2; k, P3 (2nd and 3rd exopod segments missing); l, P4 (2nd and 3rd exopod segments missing).
Nota: The specimens agree well with Farran's (1936) description of Tanyrhinus (= Teneriforma) naso, except that the 2nd exopod segment of P1 bears 1 external spine.

Species Teneriforma meteorae - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : K. Schulz in Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst., 1989, 86. [p.205, Figs.44-52].
Female (from off N Dakar):44, habitus (dorsal); 45, idem (lateral left side); 46, forehead (lateral); 47, idem (another specimen); 48, idem and rostral cone (ventral); 49, urosome (dorsal); 50, idem (lateral left side); 51, caudal rami; 52, A1.

Species Teneriforma meteorae - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : K. Schulz in Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst., 1989, 86. [p.206, Figs.53-64].
Female: 53, A2; 54, Md (mandibular palp); 55, Md (cutting edge); 56, Mx1 (anterior); 57, Mx1 (inner lobe 1, posterior); 58, Mx2; 59, Mxp; 60, P1 (anterior); 61, P2 (posterior); 62, P3 (posterior); 63, P4 (posterior).

Stage V Male: 64, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Schnack-Schiel & al., 2008 (p.1046: Tab.2); Michels & al., 2012 (p.369, Table 1, occurrence frequency)
NZ: 2 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Teneriforma meteorae by geographical zones
Antarct. (W Weddell Sea), off E Cape Verde Is., N Senegal, off W Canary Is., E Azores, ? Sargasso Sea.
N: 3
(546) F: 1,08-1,02; {F: 1,02-1,08}
Rem.: Meso-bathypelagic. Antarct. (500-1000 m).
Last update : 07/05/2015
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