Species Card of Copepod
Monstrilloida ( Order )
    Monstrillidae ( Family )
        Monstrilla ( Genus )
Monstrilla papilliremis  Isaac, 1975   (M)
Isaac, 1975 b (p.165, figs.M); Grygier, 1995 a (p.44, 73)
Species Monstrilla papilliremis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : M.J. Isaac in Zool. Afr., 1975, 10 (2). [p.164, Fig.1].
Male (from Richard's Bay, South Africa): A, habitus (dorsal); B, 2nd to 4th urosomal segments and caudal rami (dorsal); C, right A1; D, 5th thoracic segment and abdomen (lateral); E, genital region (ventral).
D & E same scale as B.

Nota: A1 5-segmented, about 1.2 times the length of the cephalothorax, articulation between the two end segments; the end segment bears 3 bifurcating vibrissae on its outer edge, and at the tip 2 spines, one of which is possibily articulated. Cephalothorax is about half the body length, with the 'mouth' halg-way along the ventral side (position marked in dotted line in fig. A). P5 represented by 2 small knobs, one of which bears a short seta. The genital segment bears a short protuberance ventrally, which reaches as far as half-way along the 2nd abdominal segment; the genital protuberance has a small, blunt, twisted, spine-like process at the tip of both lappets, and a small pointed knob on the anterior tip. Each caudal ramus bears 5 setae, of similar lengths, 3 apically or subapically, one 0.6 and the other 0.5 of the way back from the tip, on the outer edge.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Monstrilla papilliremis by geographical zones
E South Africa (Richard's Bay)
N: 1
(154) M: 0,84; {M: 0,84}
Last update : 07/12/2020
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