Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Sapphirinidae ( Family )
        Sapphirina ( Genus )
Sapphirina vorax  Giesbrecht, 1891   (F,M)
Ref.:
Giesbrecht, 1892 (p.619, 641, 775, Descr. F, figs. F); Wolfenden, 1911 (p.360); ? Farran, 1929 (p.210, 289); Rose, 1929 (p.61); Wilson, 1932 a (p.370, figs.F); Rose, 1933 a (p.315, figs.F); Crisafi & Mazza, 1966 (p.567, 569, 604, figs.F,M, Rem.); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.389, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Sapphirina vorax - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : P. Crisafi & J. Mazza in Atti Soc. pelorit. Sci. fis. mat. nat., 1966, XII (3/4). [p.605, Fig.26].
Female (from Strait of Messina): habitus (dorsal).


Species Sapphirina vorax - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : P. Crisafi & J. Mazza in Atti Soc. pelorit. Sci. fis. mat. nat., 1966, XII (3/4). [p.605, Fig.27].
Male: A, habitus (dorsal); B, 3rd segment endopodite of P2.


Species Sapphirina vorax - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 19, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.52, Figs.23, 28].
Female: 23, P5 and genital segment; 28, caudal ramus (dorsal).


Species Sapphirina vorax - Plate 4 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 19, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.53, Fig.10].
Female: 10, A1.


Species Sapphirina vorax - Plate 5 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 19, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.53, Figs.43, 63].
Female: 43, A2; 63, P4.


Species Sapphirina vorax - Plate 6 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 19, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.54, Fig.11].
Female: 11, P1.


Species Sapphirina vorax - Plate 7 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 19, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.54, Fig.39].
Female: 39, Mxp (osterior view).


Species Sapphirina vorax - Plate 8 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 19, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.54, Fig.63].
Female: 63, Mx1.

Compl. Ref.:
Tranter, 1977 (p.596, 600); Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.86); Mazzocchi & Di Capua, 2010 (p.429); Maiphae & Sa-ardrit, 2011 (p.641, Table 2, 3, Rem.); Benedetti & al., 2016 (p.159, Table I, fig.1, functional characters)
NZ: 9 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Sapphirina vorax by geographical zones
Loc:
off SE St. Helena, off NW Cape Verde Is., NW Atlant. (off S Marthas Vineyard, off W Cape Cod), Medit. (Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Strait of Messina, N -S Adriatic Sea), Red Sea, G. of Aden, Indian, W Australia, G. of Thailand, Indonesia-Malaysia, Philippines, Viet-Nam, Japan, ? off N New Zealand
N: 18
Lg.:
? (35) M: 1,83; (45) F: 2,15-1,9; (46) F: 2-1,9; (705) F: 2,131-1,88; M: 1,301; {F: 1,88-2,15; M: 1,30-1,83}
Rem.: Lehnhofer (1929, p.292, 293) considers this form as a variation of the species Sapphirina auronitens-sinuicauda, a position not followed by Crisafi & Mazza (1966). Boxshall & Halsey (2004, p.653) follow the position of Lehnhofer and consider the single denomination of Sapphirina auronitens.
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