Species Card of Copepod
Misophrioida ( Order )
    Misophriidae ( Family )
        Stygomisophria ( Genus )
Stygomisophria kororiensis  (Boxshall & Iliffe, 1987)   (F)
Syn.: Misophria kororiensis Boxshall & Iliffe, 1987 (p.225, figs.F, Rem.); Boxshall, 1989 (p.524)
Ohtsuka & al., 1992 (p.872)
Species Stygomisophria kororiensis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & T.M. Iliffe in Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 1987, 91. [p.226, Fig.1]. As Misophria kororiensis.
Female (from Koror Island, Palau): A, habitus (dorsal); B, urosome (excluding 5th pedigerous somite; ventral); C, A1 (dorsal); D, A2 (posterior); E, Md (posterior); F, Mxp (posterior).
Scale bars= 0.050 mm; except for A.
Nota: Prosome apparently 4-segmented but with 1st pedigerous somite free and entirely concealed beneath a carapace-like extension from the posterior margin of the maxilliped-bearing somite. Nauplius eye absent. Rostrum small, posteroventrally directed, not fused to labrum. Urosome 6-segmented. Prosome and urosome somites 1 to 5 ornamented with a reticulum of fine lamellae. Urosome somite 6 without such ornamentation. Caudal rami wider than long, armed with 2 long distal margin setae, 2 medium-length distal angle setae, 1 dorsal seta near the midposterior margin and 1 short seta located subapically on the lateral margin. A1 18-segmented; P6 represented by a plate overlying the genital opening, bearing 1 outer seta and 1 inner spinule.

Species Stygomisophria kororiensis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & T.M. Iliffe in Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 1987, 91. [p.228, Fig.2]. As Misophria kororiensis.
Female: A, Mx1 (posterior); B, Mx2 (posterior); C, P1 (anterior); D, P2 (anterior).
Scale bars = 0.050 mm

Species Stygomisophria kororiensis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall & T.M. Iliffe in Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 1987, 91. [p.229, Fig.3, A-C]. As Misophria kororiensis.
Female: A, P3 (anterior); B, P4 (anterior); C, P5 (anterior).
Nota: P5 uniramous, comprising a small unarmed coxa joined to the other coxa of the pair by a rod-like intercoxal sclerite, a basis armed with inner and outer angle setae, and a 2-segmented exopod; exopod segment 1 with a long lateral seta, segment 2 with a lateral seta, a serrate spine and a short medial seta along its distal margin.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Stygomisophria kororiensis by geographical zones
W Pacif. : Palau Is. (South Point Cave, Koror Island)
N: 1
(611) F: 0,685; {F: 0,69}
Rem.: From cave.
For Boxshall & Iliffe (1987, p.230) the species closely resembles Misophria pallida Boeck, but differs from the latter in the segmentation of female A1 (16 vs. 18); the other difference is the presence of a very fine seta near the apex of the lateral margin of endopod segment 3 of P2; only the single midmargin lateral seta is present in M. pallida, although it is possible that Sars (1903) may have overlooked the additional fine seta.
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