Species Card of Copepod
Monstrilloida ( Order )
    Monstrillidae ( Family )
        Monstrilla ( Genus )
Monstrilla gibbosa  Suarez-Morales & Palomares-Garcia, 1995   (F)
Ref.:
Suarez-Morales & Palomares-Garcia, 1995 (p.747, figs.F); Barranco-Ramirez & al., 2002 (p.1281, figs.F)
Species Monstrilla gibbosa - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : E. Suarez-Morales & R. Palomares-Garcia in J. Plankton Res., 1995, 17 (4). [p.746, Fig.1].
Female (from E Baja California Peninsula): a-b, habitus (dorsal and ventral, respectively).

Nota: Urosome consisting of 5th pedigerous, double-somite (with evident dorsal suture which appears as an intersegmental division) and 2 free abdominal somites [30.2:42.4:14.2:13.2 = 100]. Caudal rami 1.6 times longer than wide.


Species Monstrilla gibbosa - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : E. Suarez-Morales & R. Palomares-Garcia in J. Plankton Res., 1995, 17 (4). [p.748, Fig.2].
Female: a, P5 (ventral); b, right A1 (dorsal); c, left A1 (dorsal).
Nota: Irregular margin of the P5 exopodal lobe.


Species Monstrilla gibbosa - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : E. Suarez-Morales & R. Palomares-Garcia in J. Plankton Res., 1995, 17 (4). [p.749, Fig.3].
Female: a, genital complex (lateral); b, idem (ventral); c, anterior portion of cephalosome (lateral); d, idem (dorsal).
Nota: Presence of two anterior ventral protuberances on the cephalosome (these kinds of protuberances, either rostral or on the anterior margin of the cephalosome) are not common throughout the group).

Compl. Ref.:
Palomares-Garcia & al., 2018 (p.178, Table 1: occurrence)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Monstrilla gibbosa by geographical zones
Loc:
G. of California (Puerto Escondido, Urias estuary), Bahia de La Paz
N: 2
Lg.:
(744) F: 2,27; (926): F: 1,76 [without Furca]; {F: 1,76-2,27}
Rem.: Inshore.
Last update : 13/11/2020
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