Issued from : C.C. Davis in
Trans. am. microsc. Soc., 1949, 68 (3). [p.253, Fig. 10].
Male (from off Chicken key, Florida): 10, urosome (dorsal view).
Nota: Single specimens were obtained from the channel between Belle Isle and Miami Beach, Florida (May25, 1947) and also in December 20, 1947; March 4 and 16, 1948.
Male: very similar to that of M. reticulata
(= Monstrillopsis reticulata
) Davis 1949, but differs in several important respects. Body considerably larger, more robust, setae on the various appendages and on the furcal rami much stronger
- Cephalic segment bears a rugose area on each side, just anterior to the position of the oral papilla.
- Oral papilla lies about 1/3 of the distance from the anterior margin of the segment.
- Eyes less conspicuous than in M. reticulata
, and frontal organ not pronounced.
- Anal segment very clearly marked off from the furcal rami, and much larger (than M. reticulata
- Anal segment and the penultimate segment partially fused together dorsally.
- Furcal setae are 4. One heavy seta is borne on the outer margin, 2 equally heavy are terminal, and 1, much finer and shorter on the inner margin.
- A1 similar to those of M. reticulata
, but the setae are much stronger and more numerous, and the terminal spine on the ultimate segment, shorter and heavier and not hooked. Ultimate segment with 1 or 2 setae, somewhat dichotomously branched.