Species Card of Copepod
Misophrioida ( Order )
    Speleophriidae ( Family )
        Speleophriopsis ( Genus )
Speleophriopsis canariensis  Jaume & Boxshall, 1996   (F,M)
Jaume & Boxshall, 1996 a (p.1584, figs.F,M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.150, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Speleophriopsis canariensis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : D. Jaume & G.A. Boxshall in J. Nat. Hist., 1996, 30. [p.1585, Fig.1].
Female (from Jameo de los Lagos, Lanzarote): A-B, habitus (lateral and dorsal, respectively); C, detail of genital operculum; D, P5.
Nota: Genital operculum armed with 1 long plumose seta, 2 short, stout spines, plus 2 tiny denticles.

Species Speleophriopsis canariensis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : D. Jaume & G.A. Boxshall in J. Nat. Hist., 1996, 30. [p.1586, Fig.2].
Male: A-B, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); C, P5.
Nota: P5 inner margin of basis expanded distally, 2nd spine on inner margin of exopodal segment 2 not reaching tip of distal spine, the 1st spine on outer margin of that segment as long as other two spines on outer margin.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Speleophriopsis canariensis by geographical zones
Canary Is. (Jameos de los Lagos Cave, Lanzarote)
N: 1
(860) F: 0,68; M: 0,73; {F: 0,68; M: 0,73}
Rem.: Anchialine.
This species is very similar to S. balearicus, but may be distinguished. Differences from the other species of the genus are more obvious.
Last update : 15/02/2020
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