Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Centropagidae ( Family )
            Centropages ( Genus )
Centropages tenuicornis  Brady, 1914   (M)
Brady, 1914 a (p.25, Descr.M, figs.M); Sewell, 1948 (p.429); Vervoort, 1964 b (p.309, Rem.)
Species Centropages tenuicornis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.S. Brady in Ann. Durban Mus., 1914, Vol. I. [Pl. VI, figs. 3-6].
Male (from Durban Bay, Natal): 3, right A1; 4, urosome; 5, terminal spines of P4; 6, P5.

- Right A1 very slender, the median segments slightly dilated, entirely destitute of serrated plates and bearing only very short, simple setae.
- Endopodites of P1 to P4 bi-segmented.
- Endopod of P5 tri-segmented, terminal spines of the exopod long, slender and quite devoid of marginal serratures; of usual prehensile type.
- Abdomen 4-segmented.
- Caudal rami scarcely longer than the last abdominal segment (= anal segment)

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Centropages tenuicornis by geographical zones
Durban Bay, Natal
N: 1
(1320) M: 1,75; {M: 1,75}
Rem.: Doubtful form. Cf. ?. Abdomen probably damaged (1st and 2nd segments lacking); A1 and P5 corresponding to adult form.
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