Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Oithonidae ( Family )
        Oithona ( Genus )
Oithona sp.2  Ferrari & Bowman, 1980   (M)
Ferrari & Bowman, 1980 (p.20, figs.M)
Species Oithona sp.2 - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : F.D. Ferrari & T.E. Bowman in Smiths. Contr. Zool., 1980, 312. [p.21, Fig.13 d-e].
Male (from Caribbean area): d, habitus (lateral right side); e, cephalosome and flap.
Nota: Prosome/Urosome = 1.5. Rostrum absent. Head rounded in lateral view). Cephalosome flap a right triangle, reacing middle pediger 1; ridge parallel to ventral edge of cephalosome divides \"pore signature\", anterodorsal cluster well developed with 7 or 8 rows of organs; dorsal 4 rows continue posteriorly as horizntal row; behind this a chevron-shaped column followed by 4 columns; ventral to ridge a large number of organs, organized anteriorly in horizontal patterns, posteriorly as vertical or oblique rows. Number of spines on exopodal segments: P1: 1-1-3: P2: 1-1-3; P3: 1-1-3; P4: 1-1-2. P5 with single seta. Genital flap with small bump armed with thick (probably elongate) seta (broken in the specimen) and a smaller seta dorsally.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Oithona sp.2 by geographical zones
Venezuela (Carupano Harbour)
N: 1
(624) M: 0,57; {M: 0,57}
Rem.: For Ferrari & Bowman (1980, p.22) it should be possible to attribuate this male to O. decipiens
Last update : 26/01/2015
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