Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Centropagidae ( Family )
            Centropages ( Genus )
Centropages natalensis  Connell, 1981   (F,M)
Connell, 1981 (p.494, figs.F,M)
Species Centropages natalensis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : Connell A.D. in Ann. Natal Mus., 24 (2). [Figs.18-28, 29-34, p.495, 496].

Female: 18, dorsal view; 19, lateral view; 20, fifth thoracic segment and spine (right side, lateral view); 21, fifth thoracic segment and spine (left side, lateral view);22, antenna; 23, P1; 24, P2; 25, P4; 25, P5 (posterior view); 27, detail of blades on P5.

Male: 28, geniculate antennule; 29, dorsal view; 30, urosome and fifth thoracic segment (left lateral view);31, fifth thoracic segment (right lateral view); 32, P5 (posterior view); 33, P5 (detail left exopod terminal segment); 34, P5 (detail right exopod segments 2 and 3)

Compl. Ref.:
Jerling, 2008 (p.55, Tabl.1)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Centropages natalensis by geographical zones
South Africa (Natal, Richard's Bay Harbour and Mhlathuze Estuary)
N: 2 (Indien: 2)
(358) F: 1,25-1,14; M: 1,22-1,12; {F: 1,14-1,25; M: 1,12-1,22}
Rem.: Close to Centropages alcocki.
Last update : 03/12/2020
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