Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Temoridae ( Family )
            Temora ( Genus )
Temora kerguelensis  Wolfenden, 1911   (M)
Wolfenden, 1911 (p.358, Rem.M); Sewell, 1948 (p.454, 570, 573)
Compl. Ref.:
Razouls & al., 2000 (p.343, tab. 2, Appendix)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Temora kerguelensis by geographical zones
sub-Antarct. (Kerguelen Is.)
N: 1
(10) M: 2; {M: 2,00}
Rem.: Sampling depth (sub-Antarct.) : 0-200 m.
This species was described from 2 male specimens that differ from T. longicornis and T. turbinata. The furcal rami have the same length as the anal segment. This latter is very long, of almost the same length as the 3 preceding segments. The last thoracic segment is rounded on both sides. The lobe of the first basal article of the Mxp does not bear a cluster of simple setae at the external corner as in T. longicornis, and 2 simple setae on the 3rd and 4rth endopodite article; the 3 setae of the second basal article are set in distal position.
The second furcal setae are not greatly enlarged and asymmetric as in T. turbinata, and the 4th abdominal segment is shorter than the 5th.
P1 has 3-articled exopodites and endopodites, without seta on the basipodite. The second external spine of the 3rd article of the exopodite has no denticules.
P2 shows 3 articles and a distal range of teeth. The A1 show robust straight spines on the 8th, 10th and 11th article. The articles 8-11 are strongly reduced. The second of the 4 articles from the articulation is very long, the last very short, the forelast is allongated and seems segmented.
P5 seems to differ of that from T. longicornis and T. turbinata. On the right leg, the 2nd article is enlarged and carries an external distal robust spine, the last article is foliar and characteristic. The endopodite is present as a long article resembling a stick, as long as the left leg.
The left leg is very insignificant, very short in the form of a stick.
The author does not give figures.
This species has not been observed in the numerous samples, during more than a year in the Morbihan Bay and close to the Kerguelen Islands (C & S Razouls pers. comm.).
Last update : 21/01/2021
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