Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Sapphirinidae ( Family )
        Copilia ( Genus )
Copilia longistylis  Mori, 1932   (F)
Mori, 1932 a (p.173, Descr.F, figs.F) 1937 (1964 ) (p.141, Rem.F, figs.F); Sewell, 1948 (p.410); Chiba & al., 1957 a (p.12); Kim & al., 1993 (p.270); Chihara & Murano, 1997 (p.992, Pl.231: F); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.653); Ohtsuka & al., 2015 (p.123, Table 2);
Species Copilia longistylis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : T. Mori in The Pelagic copepoda from the neighbouring waters of Japan, 1937 (1964). [Pl.79, Figs.4-11].
Female (23°8'N, 124°8'E & 33°N, 140°E): 4, habitus (dorsal); 5, A2; 6, terminal portion of A2; 7, A1; 8, P4; 9, P3; 10, P2; 11, P1.
Nota: Distance between 2 cuticular lenses 2.5 times as long as the diameter of the lens.
- Anal segment nearly as long as the other part of the posterior division.
- Caudal rami longer than twice as long as the posterior division of body.
- 1st segment of A2 nearly twice as long as the 2nd, and has a spine on the distal end; 2nd segment longer than the 3rd, and has a spine on the middle portion of the anterior margin, the anterior margin of the 3rd segment has 3 spines, among which the middle is the longest; the 4th segment is longer than the 3rd; terminal claw stout.
- Endopodite of P4 0.5 times as long as the 1st segment of exopodite, and has 2 setae.

Species Copilia longistylis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : T. Mori in Zool. Mag. Tokyo, 1932, 44 (523). [Pl.V, Figs.7-10].
Female (from Southern waters of Japan):7, A2; 8, terminal portion of A2; 9, P4; 10, habitus (dorsal).

Compl. Ref.:
Guangshan & Honglin, 1984 (p.118, tab.); Cervantes-Duarte & Hernandez-Trujillo, 1989 (tab.3); Shih & Young, 1995 (p.77); Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p.113); Fernandes, 2008 (p.465, Tabl.2); Zakaria & al., 2016 (p.1, Table 1, Rem.); Palomares-Garcia & al., 2018 (p.178, Table 1: occurrence)
NZ: 6

Distribution map of Copilia longistylis by geographical zones
SE Indian, Bay of Bengal, China Seas (East China Sea South China Sea), off E Taiwan, S Korea, Japan, off Hachijo Is., Bikini Is., W Baja California, La Paz (Mexico), Pacif. (W equatorial), E Medit. (W Egyptian coast)
N: 14
(91) F: ± 3,46; (151) F: 3,46; (866) F: 3,9; {F: 3,46-3,90}
Rem.: epi-mesopelagic.
According to Mori (1932a, p.176) this species ressembles C. mediterranea, but the caudal rami are 2 times longer than the posterior division of bedy, the middle spine on the 1st segment of endopodite of A2 is the longest of 3 spines located on the segment.
Last update : 13/11/2020
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