Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Mesaiokeratidae ( Family )
            Mesaiokeras ( Genus )
Mesaiokeras kaufmanni  Fosshagen, 1978   (M)
Fosshagen,1978 (p.177, Descr.M, figs.M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p. 144; p.143: fig.M)
Species Mesaiokeras kaufmanni - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Fosshagen in Sarsia, 1978, 63. [p.178, Fig.1].
Male (from 11°14'45\"\"N, 74°13'15''W): A-B, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); C, caudal rami (dorsal); D, right A1; E, A2; F, Md; G, Mx1 (1st outer lobe damaged); H, Mx2; I, Mxp; J, P1; K, P2; L, P3; M; P4; N, P5.

Nota: Right P5 reduced to 1-segmented stump bearing 2 small terminal spine; left leg 5-segmented, 2 strong spines in the middle of the last segment.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Mesaiokeras kaufmanni by geographical zones
Caribbean Sea: Columbia (Santa Marta Harbour)
N: 1
(408) M: 0,5; {M: 0,50}
Rem.: epibenthic (from bottom mud mixed with mineral sand, 20-27 m).
Last update : 17/01/2015
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