Temora longicornis

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Temora longicornis (copepod)

Collected: 5-6 km offshore from Chincoteague, VA. in depths of 9-10 meters . Caught using an epibenthic sled (365 micrometer mesh). Summer 2008.

Notes: Temora longocornis  is a common large copepod in nearshore ocean waters and high salinity estuaries of the mid and south Atlantic coasts.

ID  Note:  Unlike most other local large copepods the “body” is widest toward the anterior end in dorsal view.

Collected by: W. S. Johnson, Goucher College

 

This living specimen shows pigmentation typical of the species.