Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Centropagidae ( Family )
            Centropages ( Genus )
Centropages caribbeanensis  Park, 1970   (F,M)
Park, 1970 (p.515, Descr.F, figs.F); Roe, 1975 (p.344, Descr.M, figs.M); Minello, 1976 (p.42, figs.M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.480, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Centropages caribbeanensis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : Park T. in Bull. Mar. Sci., 1970, 20 (2). [p.514, Figs.202-210].
Female: 202, habitus (dorsal view); 203, idem (lateral view); 204, posterior part of metasome and urosome (right side); 205, idem (left side); 206, idem (ventral view); 207, forhead (lateral view); 208, idem (ventral view); 209, mandible; 210 (anterior view).
Nota: A conical process on the ventral side of the 2nd urosomal segment and absence of spinules on the dorsodistal margins of the 1st and 2nd urosomal segments.

Species Centropages caribbeanensis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : T.J. Minello in Crustaceana, 1976, 31 (1). [p.43, Fig.1-7].
Male (from W Gulf of Mexico): 1-2, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 3, right A1; 4, Md (mandibular palp); 5, P5 (posterior); 6, exopod of left P5; 7, exopod of right P5.
Nota: Left A1 24-segmented, right A1 23-segmented (fusion of segments 20 and 21), geniculation between the 18th and 19th segments. Endopod of A2 with 2 segments, exopod 7-segmented (approximately twice the length of the endopod). basis of Md with 1 large seta and a row of 3 smaller setae.

Species Centropages caribbeanensis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : H.S.J. Roe in Bull. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Zool., London, 1975 28 (7). [p.345, Fig.23].
Male from Cape Verde Islands): c, habitus (dorsal view); d, distal part of metasome and urosome (lateral view); e, P5.
Nota: A1 exceeds the body length by 3 or 4 segments. The furcal rami are about 3 times longer than wide.
Bar scale 0.1 mm unless indicated.

Compl. Ref.:
Park, 1970 (p.477); Vives, 1982 (p.293); Cummings, 1984 (p.163, Table 2); Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p109); Uysal & al., 2002 (p.17, tab.1); Medellin-Mora & Navas S., 2010 (p.265, Tab. 2); Uysal & Shmeleva, 2012 (p.909, Table I)
NZ: 3

Distribution map of Centropages caribbeanensis by geographical zones
Caribbean Sea, Caribbean Colombia, G. of Mexico, Cape Verde Is., Medit. (N Lebanon Basin)
N: 7 (Atlant. N: 6, Médit.: 2)
(8) M: 2,13-1,82; (88) F: 2-1,9; (352) M: 2,14-1,94; {F: 1,90-2,00; M: 1,82-2,14}
Rem.: epipelagic.
Close to Centropages elegans.
Uysal & al. (2002) report this species for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea.
Last update : 31/12/2014
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