Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Bathypontioidea ( Superfamily )
        Bathypontiidae ( Family )
            Alloiopodus ( Genus )
Alloiopodus pinguis  Bradford, 1969   (F)
Bradford, 1969 b (p.500, Descr.F, figs.F); Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (p.20, figsF, Rem., figs.170,189)
Species Alloiopodus pinguis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford in N.Z. Jl Mar. Freshw. Res., 1969, 3 (4). [p.501, Figs 199-215].
Female (from NE New Zealand: E North Cape): 199, left A1; 200, habitus (lateral right side); 201, right A1; 202, rostrum; 203, habitus (dorsal); 204, urosome (dorsal); 205, idem (lateral right side); 206, P1; 207, P2; 208, P3; 209, A2; 210, Md (mandibular palp); 211, P5; 212, Md (cutting edge); 213, Mx1; 214, Mxp; 215, Mx2.

Nota: Rostrum bifurcate
A1 23-segmented, unequal, left longer.
Mx1 with 11 spines and setae (13 in paratype) on inner lobe 1, 1 on inner lobe 2; endopod fused with basis and carrying 1 short spine; exopod with 6 setae. No seta on outer lobe 1.
Mx2: first 3 lobes with 4, 2, 1 setae respectively; lobe 4 with large spine-like seta which lies parallel to following segment for part of its length; segment carrying lobe 5 elongate, bearing 2 spine-like setae; 7 spines and setae on remainder of limb..

Species Alloiopodus pinguis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : J.M. Bradford-Grieve in The marine fauna of New Zealand. Nat. Inst. Water Atm. Res. Biodiversity Memoir 111, 1999. [p.20, Fig.6].
Female: A-B, habitus (lateral and dorsal, respectively); C, rostrum; D, left A1; E, A2; F, Mx1; G, Mx2; H, Mxp; I, P5.

Nota: Left posterior corner of last thoracic segment extends further posteriorly than right.
Urosome 0.2-0.25 times the length of prosome.
Genital segment hardly swollen.
Right A1 extends to middle of pedigerous segment 1, longer on left.
A2 exopod 6-segmented.
Md palp with 2 setae on basis; terminal endopodal segment with 3 setae.
Mxp with distal region of coxa expanded and covered with small spinules as in opposing part of basis; endopod 4-segmented, last segment small.

Compl. Ref.:
Bradford-Grieve, 2004 (p.283)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Alloiopodus pinguis by geographical zones
NE New Zealand
N: 1
(230) F: 3,05; {F: 3,05}
Rem.: Bathypelagic (hyperbenthic). Taken by Bradford (1969 b) at greater than 1200 m on the continental slope off NE New Zealand, where it is deduced to have a benthic habitat.
For Bradford (1969 b, p.500), this species differs in several respects from other genera in the Bathypontiidae; of those species which have a female P5 none except Alloiopodus has the exopod of segment 1 of similar shape to that of the other swimming legs. This is the only genus with a very short A1 and with a gripping joint between basipods 2 and 1 of Mxp.
Last update : 17/11/2017
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