Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Bathypontioidea ( Superfamily )
        Bathypontiidae ( Family )
            Temorites ( Genus )
Temorites regalis  (Grice & Hülsemann, 1967)   (M)
Syn.: Bathypontia regalis Grice & Hülsemann, 1967 (p.19, 38, Descr.M, figs.M)
Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (p.21)
Species Temorites regalis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice & K. Huisemann in Proc. U.S. natn. Mus., 1967, 122 (3583). [p.65, Figs.275-280]. As Bathypontia regalis.
Male (from 02°38'S, 65°01'E): 275, forehead (lateral); 276, 5th thoracic segment and urosome (lateral left side); 277, Md (biting edge); 278, P1; 279, right P5; 280, left P5. (L = left; R = right).

Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment separate, 4th and 5th separate.Posterior lateral corner of 5th thoracic segment brosdly rounded. Rostrum robust and rounded. Exopods of P1 to P4 3-segmented, endopods of P1 2-segmented, of P2 to P4 3-segmented. Left P5 5-segmented with hair on internal margin of 2nd and 3rd segments; right P5 5-segmented

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Temorites regalis by geographical zones
W Indian (equatorial)
N: 1
(67) M: 2,32; {M: 2,32}
Rem.: Bathypelagic.
For Grice & Hulsemann (1967, p.39) this species resembles the male of Isosalanus major Wolfenden (1906, 1911), but the small size and the inflated and pubescent 2nd segment of the left P5 will distinguish it from Bathypontia major (= Temorites elongata).
Last update : 01/02/2015
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