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.