Species Card of Copepod
Misophrioida ( Order )
    Speleophriidae ( Family )
        Expansophria ( Genus )
Expansophria apoda  Boxshall & Iliffe, 1987   (F)
Boxshall & Iliffe, 1987 (p.238, Descr.F, figs.F); Boxshall, 1989 (p.524); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.90); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.222)
Species Expansophria apoda - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & T.M. Iliffe in Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 1987, 91. [p.237, Fig.8].
Female (from Ngeruktabel Island, Palau): A, habitus (dorsal); B, urosome (ventral); C, A1 (anteroventral); D, A2 (posterior).
Scale bars = 0.050 mm except for A.

Nota: Prosome 5-segmented, with area of folded, flexible integument. Nauplius eye absent. Rostrum small, free from labium. Urosome 6-segmentd. Caudal rami about twice as long as wide, armed with a midlateral margin spine, 1 small dorsal seta situated near the medial margin, 1 inner and 1 outer distal angle seta and 2 long setae, both of which appear to have articulated shafts. A1 26-segmented. P5 absent, no vestige of this appendage remains on the 1st urosome somite. P6 represented by a single seta on each of the plates closing off the genital openings.

Species Expansophria apoda - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & T.M. Iliffe in Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 1987, 91. [p.239, Fig.9].
Female: A, Md (anterior); B, Mx1 (anterior); C, Mx2 (posterior); D, Mxp (posterior); E, P1 (anterior).
Scale bars = 0.050 mm.

Species Expansophria apoda - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : D. Jaume & G.A. Boxshall in J. Nat. Hist., 1996, 30. [p.1587, Fig.3, G].
Male (from Palau Is.): G, anal somite and caudal rami (dorsal).

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Expansophria apoda by geographical zones
Palau Is. (Cenote, Ngeruktabel Island : cave)
N: 1
(611) F: 0,54-0,496; {F: 0,50-0,54}
Rem.: anchialine cave.
Last update : 05/01/2015
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