Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Oncaeidae ( Family )
        Triconia ( Genus )
Triconia furcula  (Farran, 1936)   (F,M)
Syn.: Oncaea conifera var. furcula Farran, 1936 a (p.127, figs.F: forme b); Bradford, 1972 (part., p.50);
Oncaea conifera : Moulton, 1973 (p.142 & suiv.: 'Long' form);
Oncaea furcula : Heron & Bradford-Grieve, 1995 (p.24, Redescr.F,M, figs.F,M)
Böttger-Schnack, 1999 (p.43, Rem.); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.342, figs.F,M, Rem.); Wi & al., 2012 (p.857: Table 3).
Species Triconia furcula - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.A. Heron & J.M. Bradford-Grieve in New Zealand Oceanogr. Inst Memoir 104. NIWA, 1995. [p.26, Fig.8]. As Oncaea furcula
Female: a, habitus (lateral); [r]; b, habitus (dorsal) [x]; c, urosome (lateral) [s]; d, urosome (dorsal) [r]; e, left A1 [s]; f, left A2 [v]; g, labrum (ventral) [u]; h, right Md [t]; i, right Mx1 [t]; j, left Mx2 [t]; k, left Mxp [s]; l, P1 [s].
Scales in p.13, Fig.2. Letter in brackets.

Species Triconia furcula - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.A. Heron & J.M. Bradford-Grieve in New Zealand Oceanogr. Inst Memoir 104. NIWA, 1995. [p.27, Fig.9, a-g]. As Oncaea furcula.
Female: a, P2 [s]; b, P3 [v]; c, P4 [s]; d, 3rd endopod of P4 [s].

Male (from Gulf of Naples): e, habitus (lateral) [r]; f, urosome (dorsal) [r]; g, left Mxp [s].
Scales in p.13, Fig.2. Letter in brackets.

Compl. Ref.:
Nishibe & al., 2009 (p.491, Table 1: seasonal abundance); Böttger-Schnack & Schnack, 2009 (p.131, Table 3, 4, Rem.); Böttger-Schnack & Machida, 2011 (p.111, Table 1, 2, fig.2, DNA sequences, phylogeny); Marques-Rojas & Zoppi de Roa, 2017 (p.495, Table 1).
NZ: 3 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Triconia furcula by geographical zones
NW Atlant. (Bermuda), Bahia de Mochima (Venezuela), Medit. (Strait of Sicily, Ionian Sea, Lebanon Basin); , Australia (Great Barrier), New Zealand, Kaikoura, Indian Ocean (9-32°S), Japan (Tosa Bay, Kuroshio region)
N: 7
(34) F: 1,14-1,18; (681) F: 1,15-1,07; M: 0,94; 0,87; {F: 1,07-1,18; M: 0,87-0,94}
Rem.: Certain identifications under the name of Oncaea conifera may possibly be this species, hence an uncertain geographical distribution.
Last update : 28/12/2017
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