Species Card of Copepod
Monstrilloida ( Order )
    Monstrillidae ( Family )
        Monstrilla ( Genus )
Monstrilla cymbula  A. Scott, 1909   (F)
A. Scott, 1909 (p.237, Descr.F, figs.F); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.156); Grygier, 1995 a (p.22, 62); Suarez-Morales, 2011 (p.9)
Species Monstrilla cymbula - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : A. Scott in The Copepoda of the Siboga Expedition Part I. Siboga-Expeditie XXIX a., 1909. [Pl. LVII, Figs.9-10].
Female (from off North Ubian, Sulu Islands): 9, habitus (dorsal); 10, P5.

Nota: Cephalic segment considerably contracted in front and inflated in the middle; slightly longer than the posterior part of the body.; frontal margin sharply concave.
Abdomen 3-segmented
Genital segment sub-cylindrical in shape with a distinct constriction in the middle where it is traversed by a well defined suture; it is one and half times longer than the combined length of the next two segments; its length rather shorter than the united length of the next two segments and caudal rami.
The 2nd and 3rd segments sub-equal in length.
Caudal rami two and a half times longer than the anal segment; each ramus furnished with 2 outer marginal setae and 4 apical setae.
A1 2-segmented and equal to two-thirds of the length of the cephalic segment.
P5 short and broad, distinctly bilobed; inner lobe short and moderately wide, it does not extend beyond the apex of the outer lobe; it is furnished with 2 apical setae. The outer lobe is directed at almost right angles to the body and furnished with 3 setae.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Monstrilla cymbula by geographical zones
Indonesia-Malaysia (Sulu Is.)
N: 1
(5) F: 3; {F: 3,00}
Last update : 20/01/2015
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