Species Card of Copepod
Platycopioida ( Order )
    Platycopiidae ( Family )
        Platycopia ( Genus )
Platycopia pygmaea  Sars, 1919   (F,M)
Sars, 1919 (1921) (p.13, figs.F,M); M.S. Wilson, 1946 (p.9, Rem.F,M)
Species Platycopia pygmaea - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.O. Sars in An Account of the Crustacea of Norway. Vol. VII. Copepoda Supplement. Published by the Bergen Museum, (1919) 1921. [Pl. VII].
Female & Male.
Nota: Ri = endopodite.

Species Platycopia pygmaea - Plate 2 of morphological figuresBoth A1 male nongeniculate.
Sexual dimorphism present in P5.
A2 exopod 6-segmented.
Exopod of Md indistinctly 3-segmented.
Mx2 not extremely modified.
Syncoxa of Mxp with 2 setae ......
P1 with 2-segmented exopod and 2-segmented endopod.
Exopod of P2 to P5 having inner setae; P2-P5 with outer spines on 1st exopod segment..... Platycopia...... 3 - 1st and 2nd exopod segments of P3 to P5 of female lacking inner setae or spines..... 4 - Endopod of P2 2-segmented...... 5 - Distal 2 endopod segments of female P5 incompletely fused, bearing 4 spines. Endopod of male P5 2-segmented.

Compl. Ref.:
Drira & al., 2010 (p.145, Tanl.2)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Platycopia pygmaea by geographical zones
Species Platycopia pygmaea - Distribution map 3
Chart of 1996
Norway (Korshavn); E Medit. (Tunisia: G. of Gabès)
N: 3
(132) F: 0,6; M: 0,52; {F: 0,60; M: 0,52}
Rem.: epibenthic, hyperbenthic.
This species is the firts mention in the Mediterranean Sea (in Drira & al., 2010.
Last update : 28/01/2015
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