Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Bathypontioidea ( Superfamily )
        Bathypontiidae ( Family )
            Temorites ( Genus )
Temorites minor  (Wolfenden, 1906)   (F,M)
Syn.: Isocalanus minor Wolfenden, 1906 (p.36); 1911 (p.349, figs.F);
Bathypontia minor : Grice & Hulsemann, 1965 (p.225, 249, figs.F); no Owre & Foyo, 1967 (p.100, figs.F); Park, 1970 (p.478, 541, Descr.M, figs.M); Deevey, 1973 a (p.365, figs.F,M); 1979 (p.736, figs.F,M);
Ref. compl. Sewell, 1948 (p.505); De Decker & Mombeck, 1964 (p.11); Roe, 1972 (p.277, tabl.1, tabl.2); Deevey & Brooks, 1977 (p.156, tab.2, Station "S"); Vives, 1982 (p.295); Lozano Soldevilla & al., 1988 (p.60); Shih & Young,1995 (p.68)
Ref.:
Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (p.21)
Species Temorites minor - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice & K. Hulsemann in J. Zool., 1965, 146. [p.250, Fig.19, e-q].
Female (from NE Atlant. and Sargasso Sea): e, 5th thoracic segment and urosome (lateral right side); f, rostrum (lateral); g, A2; h, Md (mandibular palp); i, Md (cutting edge); j, Mx1; k, Mx2; l, Mxp; m, P1; n, P2; o, P3; p, P4; q, P5.
Nota: f to m from specimens collected at 26°N, 65°W (approximately 1000 m)


Species Temorites minor - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : T. S. Park in Bull. Mar. Sc., 1970, 20 (2). [p.539, Figs.372-377] As Bathypontia minor.
Male (from Caribbean Sea & G. of Mexico): 372, habitus (dorsal); 373, left A1; 374, forehead (lateral); 375, posterior part of metasome and anterior part of urosome (lateralleft side); 376, rostrum (anterior view); 377, A2.

Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment separate, 4th and 5th separate.
Prosome about 3 times length of urosome.
Rostrum elongate, broad, and distally rounded bearing 2 minute points.
A1 slightly shorter than body; right A1 geniculated.
A2: Exopod as long as endopod; exopod of A2 7-segmented, 2nd to 6th segments each with 1 seta.


Species Temorites minor - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : T. S. Park in Bull. Mar. Sc., 1970, 20 (2). [p.540, Figs.378-385]. As Bathypontia minor.
Male: 378, Md; 379, Mx1; 380, Mx2; 381, Mxp; 382, P1 (anterior); 383, P2 (anterior); 384, P3 (2nd and 3rd exopodal segments broken off), anterior; 385, P5 (posterior).

Nota: Md: mandibular blade with a strong basal seta arising subterminally and perpendicular to the blade.
Mx1: 2nd and 3rd inner lobes and basis each with 1 seta; exopod well developed with 10 setae; outer lobe without setae; endopod absent.
Distal portion of Mx2 with 6 equal, strong setae in adition to 5 small setae of different length; proximal portion bearing medially a patch of spinules, and distally two lobes with 1 and 3 setae, respectively.
P1 with endopod 1-segmented and exopod 3-segmented.
In P2 and P3, 1st and 2nd endopodal segments partially fused. Basis of P3 with a strong external spine extending beyond distal end of 1st exopodal segment.
P5 uniramous and 5-segmented; middle three segments of right leg much longer than three corresponding segments of left leg.


Species Temorites minor - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : R.N. Wolfenden in Die Marinen Copepoden der Deutschen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903, 1911. [p.349, Fig.78]. As Isocalanus minor.
Female (from Cape Verde Islands): a, habitus (dorsal); b, P5.


Species Temorites minor - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : R.N. Wolfenden in Die Marinen Copepoden der Deutschen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903, 1911. [Pl.XXXVIII, Figs.6-8]. As Isocalanus minor.
Female: 6, Mx2; 7, structure of portion setal of Mx2; 8, Mxp.
Nota: P5 with single apical spine, no accessory spine.; apical spine about 4 times as long as distal segment.


Species Temorites minor - Plate 6 of morphological figuresissued from : G.B. Deevey in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 1979, 92 (4). [p.740, Fig.9]. As Bathypontia minor.
Female: j, Md (masticatory edge); k, basal segments of Mx2.

Male: m, Mxp.

Scale in mm.


Species Temorites minor - Plate 7 of morphological figuresissued from : G.B. Deevey in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 1973, 86, N°30. [p.364, Fig.3, a,b,d,e,h,i]. As Bathypontia minor.
Female (from 32°10'N, 64°30'W): a-b, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); e, P5.
Nota: P5 symmetrical, very long distal spine, no accessory spines

Male: d, P5, h-i, habitus (lateral and dorsal, respectively).
Nota: P5 notably asymmetrical, very long distal spine, no accessory spine.

NZ: 4

Distribution map of Temorites minor by geographical zones
Species Temorites minor - Distribution map 2issued from : G.B. Deevey in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 1979, 92 (4). [p.734, Fig.6].
Station locations for Bathypontia similis = Temorites simolis shown by black stars, for B. minor : Temorites minor by black circle.
Loc:
South Africa (E), off W Cape Verde Is., Canary Is., off Canary Is., Caribbean Sea, G. of Mexico, Sargasso Sea, off Bermuda (Station "S"), off W Azores, China Seas (South China Sea, in Shih Young, 1995; W. Zhang & al., 2010)
N: 8
Lg.:
(10) F: 2,6; (88) F: 2,68; M: 2,48; (199) F: 2,58; M: 2,51-2,36; (316) F: 2,8-2,5; M: 2,45-2,3; (317) F: 2,8-2,65; M: 2,4; {F: 2,50-2,80; M: 2,30-2,51}
Rem.: bathypelagic. Sargasso Sea: 0-1500 m (Deevey & Brooks, 1977, Station "S")
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