Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Fosshageniidae ( Family )
            Temoropia ( Genus )
Temoropia minor  Deevey, 1972   (F,M)
Syn.: T. mayumbaensis : Farran, 1908 b (p.59, figs.F, Rem.); ? Farran, 1929 (p. 257, figs.F); Wheeler, 1970 ( part., p.12, "slender P5", figs.F)
Deevey, 1972 (p.361, figs.F,M); Schulz, 1986 (p.141, 143, figs.F,M, Rem.); Bradford-Grieve,1999 b (p.159, figs.F,M, Rem.); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.122, p.123: figs.M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.530, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Temoropia minor - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : K. Schulz in Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst., 1986, 83. [p.146, Fig.3].
Female: A, rostrum (lateral, from 2 individuals); B, posterior pat of prosome and urosome (lateral left side) and A1 (segments 21-25); C, A2; D, Md; E, Mxp; F, P5.

Male: G, P5.

Species Temoropia minor - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : E.H. Wheeler, Jr in Smiths. Contr. Zool., 1970, 55. [p.27, Figs.71-75]. As Temoropia mayumbaensis with \"slender\" P5.
Female (from NW Atlantic): 71, habitus (lateral); 72, P5 and urosome (three-quarter ventral view); 73, urosome (dorsal); 74, right P5; 75, P5.

Species Temoropia minor - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : G.P. Farran in Fish. Ire. Sci. Invest., 1906, II [1908]. [Pl. VI, Figs.9-15]. As Temoropia mayumbaensis.
Female (from W Ireland): 9, P5; 10, Mxp; 11, Mx1; 12, A1; 13, P2; 14, P1; 15, habitus (lateral).

Species Temoropia minor - Plate 4 of morphological figuresIssued from : V.N. Andronov in Russian Acad. Sci. P.P. Shirshov Inst. Oceanol. Atlantic Branch, Kaliningrad, 2014. [p.85, Fig.22: 6]. Temoropia minor after .Schulz, 1986
Male P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Deevey & Brooks, 1977 (p.256, tab.2, Station "S");
NZ: 3 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Temoropia minor by geographical zones
Morocco, off Bermuda: Station ‘’ S’’ (32°10’N, 64°30’W), W Ireland, ? SW Pacif.
N: 5
(24) F: 0,8-0,72; (582) F: 0,73-0,67; M: 0,62-0,6; (583) F: 0,74-0,67; M: 0,61; {F: 0,67-0,80; M: 0,60-0,62}
Rem.: Meso-bathypelagic. Sargasso Sea: 500-2000 m (Deevey & Brooks, 1977, Station "S");
According to Bradford-Grieve (1999, p.159), Deevey (1972) believed that the species that Farran (1929) took off northern New Zealand was referable to her species although the endopod filament appeared not to be very long.
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