Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Metridinidae ( Family )
        Metridia ( Genus )
Metridia sp.  Esterly, 1906   (F,M)
Syn.: Metridia princeps : Esterly, 1906 a (p.69, figs.F,M)
Ref.:
Brodsky, 1950 (1967) (p.302, figs.F,M)
Species Metridia sp. - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : C.O. Esterly in Univ. Calif. Publs Zool., 1906, 3 (5). [Pl.11, Fig.41]. As Metridia princeps.
Male (from San Diego, California): 41, Anal segment and caudal rami (dorsal).

Nota: Urosome 5-segmented; anal and genital segments of equal lengths; the 3rd segment is the longest of the five. Grasping A1 on the left side, reaching back to end of caudal rami


Species Metridia sp. - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : C.O. Esterly in Univ. Calif. Publs Zool., 1906, 3 (5). [Pl.13, Fig.79]. As Metridia princeps.
Female: 79, P5.

Nota: Genital segment longer than last two; anal segment half as long as middle one. Caudal ramus 5 or 6 times as long as broad. A1 reaching beyond end of caudal rami by about the last segment. P5 4-segmented, last segment with 3 apical bristles, all of which are plumose; the basal segment with a tuft of long hairs.


Species Metridia sp. - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : C.O. Esterly in Univ. Calif. Publs Zool., 1906, 3 (5). [Pl.14, Fig.97]. As Metridia princeps.
Male: 97 , P5.
Nota: 1st segment of P5 on right side with a long spine. Two males were taken with 5 females which are undoubtedly M. princeps.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Metridia sp. by geographical zones
Loc:
NE Pacif. (California)
N: 1
Lg.:
(17) F: 8,5-8; M: 8-7; {F: 8,00-8,50; M: 7,00-8,00}
Rem.: In vertical haul 0-730 m.
Last update : 17/01/2015
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