Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Neoscolecithrix ( Genus )
Neoscolecithrix magna  (Grice, 1972)   (F)
Syn.: Oothrix magna Grice, 1972 a (p.228, figs.F);
? Neoscolecithrix sp Bradford, 1973 (p.147, figs. Juv. V); Bradford-Grieve, 2001 a (p.782, figs.F)
Hulsemann, 1985 (p.60, 61, Rem.); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.123)
Species Neoscolecithrix magna - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice in Crustaceana, 1972, 23 (3). [p.230, Figs.70-79]. As Oothrix magna.
Female: 70, habitus (lateral left side); 71, forehead (ventral); 72, posterior end of prosome and urosome (dorsal); 73, 5th thoracic segment and urosome (lateral right side); 74, genital segment (ventral); 75, A2; 76, Md (mandibular palp); 77, Md (cutting edge); 78, Mx1; 79, Mx2.
Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment fused, 4th and 5th separate. 5th thoracic segment ending in 2 subequal points. Urosome 4-segmented, the last very small. Urosome segments and caudal rami pitted. Rostrum with 2 filaments. A1 reaching 5th thoracic segment. Mx1with 12 setae on 1st inner lobe, 3 setae on 2nd, 4 setae on 3rd; 5 setae on 2nd basal; 8 setae on endopod; 10 setae on exopod. Mx2 with 6 enlarged and 4 small sensory appendages.

Species Neoscolecithrix magna - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice in Crustaceana, 1972, 23 (3). [p.231, Figs.80-82]. As Oothrix magna.
Female: 80, Mxp; 81, P2 (exopod segments 2-3 missing); 82, P5.

Species Neoscolecithrix magna - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : K. Hulsemann in Polar Biol., 1985, 5. [p.61, Table 2].
Selected characters in females. B = basipod; Ri = endopod; Re = exopod.

Species Neoscolecithrix magna - Plate 4 of morphological figuresIssued from : V.N. Andronov in Russian Acad. Sci. P.P. Shirshov Inst. Oceanol. Atlantic Branch, Kaliningrad, 2014. [p.84, Fig.21: 11]. Neoscolecithrix magna after Grice, 1972.
Female P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Gowing & Wishner, 1986 (p.939, tab.3, gut contents, ? magna); Bradford-Grieve, 2004 (p.285)
NZ: 1 + 2 doubtful

Distribution map of Neoscolecithrix magna by geographical zones
NW Atlant. (off S Cape Cod), ? NE Pacif. (Santa Catalina Basin); ? New Zealand
N: 1 (?+1)
(213) F: 5,16; {F: 5,16}
Rem.: hyperbenthic. (1465-1500 m).
Last update : 21/04/2016
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