Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Arietelloidea ( Superfamily )
        Heterorhabdidae ( Family )
            Heterorhabdus ( Genus )
Heterorhabdus caribbeanensis  Park, 1970   (F,M)
Ref.:
Park, 1970 (p.477, 523, Descr.F, figs.F); Bradford, 1971 a (p.129, Descr.M, figs.F,M); Bradford-Grieve,1999 b (p.78, figs.F,M, Rem., figs.174, 191); Park, 2000 (p.100, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Heterorhabdus caribbeanensis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : T. Park in Bull. Scripps Inst. Oceanogr. Univ. California, San Diego, 2000, 31. [p.220, Fig.68].
Female: a, habitus (left side); b, urosome (dorsal); c, d, forehead (dorsal, left, respectively); e, f, genital somite (left, ventral, respectively); g, left Mx1 (posterior).


Species Heterorhabdus caribbeanensis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : T. Park in Bull. Scripps Inst. Oceanogr. Univ. California, San Diego, 2000, 31. [p.221, Fig.69].
Female: a, left Mx2 (posterior); b, right Mxp (anterior).

Male: c, P5 (distal exopodal segments omitted), anterior; d, right P5 (endopod omitted), posterior; e, exopod of left P5 (anterior); f, first 2 exopodal segments of left P5 (anterior).


Species Heterorhabdus caribbeanensis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : T. S. Park in Bull. Mar. Sc., 1970, 20 (2). [p.521, Figs.238-244].
Female (from Caribbean Sea): 238, habitus (dorsal); 239, forehead (lateral); 240, posterior part of metasome and genital segment (lateral left side); 241, Mx1; 242, Mx2; 243, Mxp; 244, P5 (anterior).
Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment separate, 4th and 5th fused. mx1: 2nd inner lobe with 1 seta; basis without setae; endopod with 2 setae. penultimate lobe of Mx2 with 2 unequal spines, the smaller about one-half the length of the larger. P1-P4 as in H. spinifer.


Species Heterorhabdus caribbeanensis - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford in N.Z. Jl mar. freshw. Res., 1971, 5 (1). [p.130, Fig.8].
Female (from 31°40'S, 177°33'W & 25°46'S, 170°16'W): a-b, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); c, forehead (dorsal); d, genital segment (right side); e, A1; f, Mx2; g, Mxp; h, P1; i, P2; j, P3, k, P4, l, P5.

Male: m-n, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); o, A1; p, P5.


Species Heterorhabdus caribbeanensis - Plate 5 of morphological figuresHeterorhabdus caribbeanensis female:
1 - See key to species groups of Heterorhabdus: ''spinifrons'' Group (p.90, 91).
2 - Forehead without a spiniform process (Fig.68-d).


Species Heterorhabdus caribbeanensis - Plate 6 of morphological figuresHeterorhabdus caribbeanensis male:
1 - See key to species groups of Heterorhabdus: ''spinifrons'' Group (p.90, 91).
2 - Forehead without a spiniform process.

Compl. Ref.:
Deevey & Brooks, 1977 (p.256, tab.2, Station "S", as caribbaenensis)
NZ: 7

Distribution map of Heterorhabdus caribbeanensis by geographical zones
Species Heterorhabdus caribbeanensis - Distribution map 2
Chart of 1996
Loc:
off W South Africa, off W St. Helena, Caribbean Sea, Sargasso Sea (off Bermuda: Station "S"), Indian, Pacif. tropical central (E-W), Japan, New Guinea, off S New Caledonia, off NE New Zealand.

Type locality: 19°02'N, 81°57'W.
N: 4
Lg.:
(88) F: 1,74; (399) F: 2,1; M: 2,0-1,95; (824) F: 2,52-1,84; M: 2,4-1,92; {F: 1,74-2,52; M: 1,92-2,40}
Rem.: Meso-bathypelagic. Overall Depyth Range in Sargasso Sea: 500-1000 m (Deevey & Brooks, 1977, Station "S");
"Spinifrons" Group.
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