Species Card of Copepod
Harpacticoida ( Order )
    Tisbidae ( Family )
        Volkmannia ( Genus )
Volkmannia forficula  Boxshall, 1979   (F,M)
Ref.:
Boxshall, 1979 (p.217, figs.F,M)
Species Volkmannia forficula - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall in Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), 1979, 35 (3). [p.218, Fig.6].
Female (from 18°N, 25°W): A, habitus (dorsal); B, A2; C, Mx1; D, caudal ramus; E, Mxp; F, genital area with a short outer plumose seta and 2 subequal long inner naked setae.
Scales 0.1 mm unless otherwise indicated.


Species Volkmannia forficula - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall in Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), 1979, 35 (3). [p.219, Fig.7].
Female: A, A1; B, Md; C, Mx2; D, P1; E, tip of apical seta of 3rd endopod segment of P1; F, P5.
Scales 0.1 mm unless otherwise indicated.


Species Volkmannia forficula - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall in Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), 1979, 35 (3). [p.220, Fig.8].
Female: A, P2 (posterior); B, P3; C, endopod of P4 (anterior).

Male: D, habitus (dorsal); E, A1; F, Mxp; G, endopod of P2 (anterior); H, P5; I, P6.
Scales 0.1 mm unless otherwise indicated.

Sexual dimorphism was noted in the the 3rd Mxp segment, as in Bathyidia and Neotisbella., and in the setation of the basoendopod of P5, as in Neotisbella.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Volkmannia forficula by geographical zones
Loc:
NE Atlant. (Cape Verde Is.)
N: 1
Lg.:
(138) F: 1,63-1,22; M: 1,18-1,04; {F: 1,22-1,63; M: 1,04-1,18}
Last update : 02/02/2015
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