Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Bathypontioidea ( Superfamily )
        Bathypontiidae ( Family )
            Temorites ( Genus )
Temorites longicornis  (Tanaka, 1965)   (M)
Syn.: Bathypontia longicornis Tanaka, 1965 (p.382, Descr.M, figs.M); Deevey, 1973 a (p.357, Rem.); Harding, 1974 (p.141); Guangshan & Honglin, 1984 (p.118, tab., Rem.: p.165); Shih & Young,1995 (p.68)
Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (p.21)
Species Temorites longicornis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : O. Tanaka in Publs Seto Mar. Biol. Lab., 1965, XII (5). [p.382, Fig.242]. As Bathypontia longicornis.
Male: a, habitus (dorsal); b, forehead (left lateral side); c, last thoracic segment and segments 1-2 of urosome; d, rostrum (dorsal view); e, clasping A1; f, masticatory edge of Md; g, P1; h, P2; i, P3; j, P5.

Nota: The abdominal segments and furca are in the proportional lengths as 18:20:20:18:18:6 = 100.
The furcal rami 2/3 as long as wide.
Left A1 extends to the distal margin of the 3rd urosomal segment.

Species Temorites longicornis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : S. Ohtsuka & R. Huys in Hydrobiologia, 2001, 453/454. [p.447, Fig.3].
Male (from Japan): A, right A1 (this specimen probably showing grasping position), main and supplemental geniculation indicated by large and small arrow, respectively; B, compound segment XVII-XXIV; C, compound segments XIX-XX and XXI-XXIII around hinge; D, compound segment XIX-XX, modified elements arrowed.
Scale = 1 mm (A); 0.1 mm (B-D).

Species Temorites longicornis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : S. Ohtsuka & R. Huys in Hydrobiologia, 2001, 453/454. [p.448, Fig.4, C].
Male: modified elements on geniculate A1 of compound segment XIX-XX.
Scale bar = 0.01 mm.

NZ: 3

Distribution map of Temorites longicornis by geographical zones
China Seas (South China Sea), Japan (Suruga Bay, Sagami Bay), W Pacif. (equatorial)
N: 4
(119) M: 5,18; {M: 5,18}
Rem.: bathypelagic.
See remark in Temorites kanavae.
Boixshall & Halsey (2004, p.72) point out that Harding (1974) found only homogeneous amorphous material in the gut of this species and deduced that bathypontiids are probably carnivores taht grasp their prey.
Last update : 07/05/2020
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