Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Metridinidae ( Family )
        Metridia ( Genus )
Metridia alata  Roe, 1975   (F,M)
Ref.:
Roe, 1975 (p.342, figs.F,M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.369, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Metridia alata - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : H.S.J. Roe in Bull. British Mus. (Natural History) Zool., London, 1975, 28 (7). [p.343, Fig.22].
Female from Cape Verde Islands): a, habitus (dorsal); b, idem (right lateral side); c, A1 (basal segments); d, A2; e, mandibular palp; f, masticatory edge of Md; g, Mx1; h, Mx2; i, Mxp; j, P1; k, P2; l, P3; m, P4; n, P5.
Bar scale 0.1 mm unless indicated.


Species Metridia alata - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : H.S.J. Roe in Bull. British Mus. (Natural History) Zool., London, 1975, 28 (7). [p.345, Fig.23, a-b].
Male: a, habitus (dorsal); b, P5.
Bar scale 0.1 mm unless indicated.

Compl. Ref.:
Vives, 1982 (p.293)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Metridia alata by geographical zones
Loc:
NE Atlant. (Cape Verde Is.)
N: 2
Lg.:
(8) F: 10,24-8,64; M: 8,64-8; {F: 8,64-10,24; M: 8,00-8,64}
Rem.: bathypelagic.
Appendages very similar to those of M. princeps, but distinguised easily from this by the peculiar wing-like development of the right side of the head.
Last update : 17/01/2015
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