Species Card of Copepod
Platycopioida ( Order )
    Platycopiidae ( Family )
        Platycopia ( Genus )
Platycopia sp.A  Fosshagen, 1972   (F)
Syn.: ? Platycopia sp.B Fosshagen, 1972 (p.58, fig.M, Rem.)
Fosshagen, 1972 (p.58, fig.F)
Species Platycopia sp.A - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Fosshagen in Sarsia, 1972, 48. [p.57, Fig.4, E].
Female (from B23°05'N, 74°57'45''W): E, urosome (dorsal).

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Platycopia sp.A by geographical zones
Bahamas (Long Island)
N: 1
(601) F: 0,85; {F: 0,85}
Rem.: For Fosshagen (1967, p.58) this form agrees well with P. inornata except: total length greater than that of P. inornata; the posterior margins of the urosomal segments are coarsely serrated, and the penultimate urosomal segment bears a more deeply cleft and irregular dorsal lappet.
Since the body size and the form of the urosome in the female Platycopia sp.A and the male Platycopia sp.B are so simillar to each other, it is possible that they belong to the same species. Because their occurrence at different localities, it seems better at the moment not to assign Platycopia sp.A and B to any species.
Last update : 28/01/2015
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