Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Oithonidae ( Family )
        Oithona ( Genus )
Oithona fonsecae  Ferrari & Bowman, 1980   (F, ?M)
Syn.: Oithona amazonica: Ferrari & Bowman, 1980 (p.6, figs. M, Rem.)
Ferrari & Bowman, 1980 (p.11, Descr.F,M, figs.F,M, Rem.M); Reid, 1985 a (p.28, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Oithona fonsecae - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : F.D. Ferrari & T.E. Bowman in Smiths. Contr. Zool., 1980, 312. [p.12, Fig.6].
Female: a, habitus (lateral right side); b, forehead (dorsal); c, urosome (lateral left side); d, urosomal segment 1 (dorsal); e, caudal ramus (dorsal); f, Md; g, Mx1; h, P1; i, P4.

Male: j, habitus (lateral right side); k, cephalosome and flap; l, caudal ramus (dorsal); m, A1; n, Md; o, Mx1.

Species Oithona fonsecae - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : F.D. Ferrari & T.E. Bowman in Smiths. Contr. Zool., 1980, 312. [p.7, Fig.2 i-k]. As Oiyhna amazonica. With doubt.
Male (from off mouth Amazon): i, habitus (lateral left side); j, posterior part of cephalosome and flap (lateral left side); k, P1.
Nota: Prosome/Urosome = 1.5-1.7. Number of external spines of exopodal segments: P1: 1-1-3: P2: 1-1-3; P3: 1-1-1; P4: 0-0-1. Endopodal segment 3 of P4 proximal seta not modified.

Compl. Ref.:
Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p.111)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Oithona fonsecae by geographical zones
Caribbean (estuaries, lagoons), Surinam, French Guiana (Kourou Harbor)
N: 2
(624) F: 0,6-0,49; M: 0,51-0,49; ? 0,55-0,57; {F: 0,49-0,60}
Rem.: brackish.
Last update : 24/01/2015
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