Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Aetideidae ( Family )
            Comantenna ( Genus )
Comantenna gesinae  Schulz, 2002   (F)
Schulz, 2002 (p.102, Descr.F, figs.F, Rem.); Markhaseva & al., 2017 a (p.29: Table 1)
Species Comantenna gesinae - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : K. Schulz in Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst., 2002, 99. [p.103, Fig.1].
Female: A, habitus (dorsal); B, idem (lateral right side); C, distal part of metasome and urosome (lateral right side); D, anal somite and caudal rami (dorsal); E, A2; F, Md (cutting edge omitted); G, Md (cutting edge of coxa).
All scale lines 0.1 mm.
Nota: 1st pedigerous somite free, 4th and 5th separate except ventrolaterally. genital double-somite with seminal receptacles appearing as slender, digitate tubes directing anterodorsally (in C). A1 (24-segmented) reaching slightly beyond posterior end of 2nd pedigerous somite. Md: endopod small (length about 35% that of exopod), 2-segmented carrying 1 and 5 setae, respectively; exopod 6-segmented, large, with 6 setae.

Species Comantenna gesinae - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : K. Schulz in Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst., 2002, 99. [p.104, Fig.2].
Female: A, A1 (1st to 12th free segments); B, A1 (13th to 24th free segments).C, Mx1 (proximal endite of basis given separately); D, Mx2; E, Mxp.
All scale lines 0.1 mm.
Mxp: syncoxa with a large digitiform aesthetasc on inner distal corner.

Species Comantenna gesinae - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : K. Schulz in Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst., 2002, 99. [p.105, Fig.3].
Female: A, P1 (anterior); B, P2 (posterior); C, P3 (posterior); D, P4 (posterior).
All scale lines 0.1 mm.

Species Comantenna gesinae - Plate 4 of morphological figuresIssued from : E.L. Markhaseva, J.M. Bradford-Grieve & J. Renz in Arthropodia Selecta, 2017, 26 (1). [p.29, Table 1].
Selected characters in female.
Compare with other species in Comantenna

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Comantenna gesinae by geographical zones
Antarct. (E Weddell Sea)
N: 1
(895) F: 2,09; {F: 2,09}
Rem.: hyperbenthic (fonds: 230 m).
Compare the selected characters of the different species in Comantenna females in Markhaseva & al. (2017 a,, Table 1, p.29).
Last update : 21/12/2017
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