Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Candaciidae ( Family )
            Candacia ( Genus )
Candacia worthingtoni  (Grice, 1981)   (F,M)
Syn.: Paracandacia worthingtoni Grice, 1981 (p.165, figs.F,M); Guangshan & Honglin, 1984 (p.118, tab.); Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (p.178, figs.F,M, Rem., figs.183,193)
Ref.:
Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (Rem: p.84)
Species Candacia worthingtoni - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice in Bull. Plankton Soc. Jap;, 1981, 28 (2). [p.166, Fig.1]. As Paracandacia worthingtoni.
Female: a, habitus (dorsal); b, urosome (right lateral side); c, urosome (ventral); d, A2; e, masticatory edge of Md; f, Mx1; g, Mx2; h, Mxp; i, P1; j, P2.


Species Candacia worthingtoni - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice in Bull. Plankton Soc. Jap;, 1981, 28 (2). [p.167, Fig.2]. As Paracandacia worthingtoni
Female: a, P3; b, P4; c, P5; d, terminal part of left P5; e, terminal part of right P5.

Male: f, habitus (dorsal); g, urosome (dorsal); h, distal end of right A1; i, P5.


Species Candacia worthingtoni - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : Bradford-Grieve J.M. in The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic Calanoid Copepoda. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). NIWA Biodiversity Memoir, 111, 1999. [p.178, Fig.129]. As Paracandacia worthingtoni.
Female: A, urosome (dorsal); B, idem with spermatophore (right lateral side); C, urosome (ventral, with spermatophore); D, P5.
Nota: The Southwest Pacific female specimens have more elongate points on last thoracic segment, there are some differences in details on genital somite.

Male: E, urosome (dorsal); F, segments 15-21 of right A1; G, P5.

NZ: 3

Distribution map of Candacia worthingtoni by geographical zones
Loc:
China Seas (East China Sea), Pacif. (W equatorial), Australia (Great Barrier), New Calédonia, SE Fidji Is., New Zealand (NW North Island), Kermadec Is.
N: 4 (Pacif. W: 4)
Lg.:
(348) F: 1,78-1,5; M: 1,84-1,7; (909) F: 1,73-2,4; M: 1,78-1,9; {F: 1,50-2,40; M: 1,70-1,90}

The mean female size is 1.853 mm (n = 4; SD = 0.3848), and the mean male size is 1.805 mm (n = 4; SD = 0.0854). The size ratio (male : female) is about 0.97
Rem.: depth ?; epipelagic.
Similar to C. bispinosa but may be distinguished (cf;inBradford-Grieve, 1999, p.178).
Last update : 27/01/2016
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