Species Card of Copepod
Harpacticoida ( Order )
    Thalestroidea ( Superfamily )
        Miraciidae ( Family )
            Oculosetella ( Genus )
Oculosetella gracilis  (Dana, 1852)   (F,M)
Syn.: Miracia gracilis Dana, 1852;
Setella oculata Sars, 1916 (p.13, figs.F,M); 1938 (p.50, Figs.F,M);
Macrosetella oculata : Rose, 1929 (p.54); Wilson, 1932 a (p.283, figs.F,M); 1942 a (p.193); Fagetti, 1962 (p.41); Sewell, 1948 (p.394); Giron-Reguer, 1963 (p.57, figs.F); Mazza, 1966 (p.73); Hure & Scotto di Carlo, 1968 (p.30); Scotto di Carlo & al., 1984 (p.1045); Uysal & al. (comm. pers. 2001); Mazzocchi & Di Capua, 2010 (p.430); Jagadeesan & al., 2013 (p.27, Table 3, seasonal variation);
no Macrosetella oculata : Sewell, 1947 (p.290);
Microsetella oculata : Jones, 1952, lapsus calami after Owre & Foyo (1967, p.106)
Ref.:
Steuer, 1935 a (p.394, fig.F, chart); Lang, 1948 a (p.770, figs.F,M); Moore, 1949 (p.64); Vervoort, 1957 (p.148); Björnberg, 1965 a (p.512); Owre & Foyo, 1967 (p.106, figs.F,M, Rem.); Vives, 1972 (p.227, figs.F); Boxshall, 1979 (p.237, figs.F,M); Björnberg & al., 1981 (p.608, 677, figs.F,M); Huys & Böttger-Schnack, 1994 (p.221, figs.F,M, Rev., zoogéo); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.886, 968, figs.F,M); Conway & al., 2003 (p.210, figs.F,M, Rem.); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.345: figs.F,M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.115, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Oculosetella gracilis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : H.B. Owre & M. Foyo in Fauna Caribaea, 1967, 1 Crustacea, 1: Copepoda. [p.106, Figs.775-779].
Female: 775, habitus (lateral); 776, A1; 777, P5.

Male: 778, A1; 779, P5.


Species Oculosetella gracilis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : F. Giron-Reguer inThèse Fac. Sc. Paris, 1963. [Figs.24, 25]. As Macrosetella oculata.
Female (from W & E Gibraltar):above : habitus (lateral); below: Head with cuticular lense.


Species Oculosetella gracilis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : G.O. Sars in Res. Camp. scient. Prince Albert Ier Monaco, 1938. [Pl. II, Fig.B]. As Setella oculata.
Female & Male.

Compl. Ref.:
C.B. Wilson, 1950 (p.269, Rem.); Björnberg, 1963 (p.69, Rem.); De Decker & Mombeck, 1964 (p.13); Deevey, 1971 (p.224); Deevey & Brooks, 1977 (p.256, tab.2, Station "S"); Vives, 1982 (p.295); Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.85); De Decker, 1984 (p.318, 357: carte); O'Neil & Roman, 1994 (p.235); Oliveira Dias, 1995 (p.147); Errhif & al., 1997 (p.422); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.103); Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p.113); Harvey & al., 1999 (p.1, 49: Appendix 5, in ballast water vessel); Razouls & al., 2000 (p.343, Appendix); Lopez-Salgado & al., 2000 (tab.1); Uysal & al., 2002 (p.18, tab.1); Khelifi-Touhami & al., 2007 (p.327, Table 1); Fernandes, 2008 (p.465, Tabl.2); Cornils & al., 2010 (p.2076, Table 3); Hidalgo & al., 2010 (p.2089, Table 2); Salah S. & al., 2012 (p.155, Tableau 1); Belmonte & al., 2013 (p.222, Table 2, abundance vs stations); Lidvanov & al., 2013 (p.290, Table 2, % composition);
NZ: 17 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Oculosetella gracilis by geographical zones
Loc:
sub-Antarct. (Kerguelen, S Tasmania), South Africa (E & W), Tristan da Cunha, Canary Is., Morocco-Mauritania, Cap Ghir, off Madeira, off SW Portugal, off Azores (S & W), Rio de Janeiro, off Amazon, Barbados Is., Cuba, G. of Mexico, Sargasso Sea, off Bermuda (Station "S"), off Woods Hole, Medit. (Alboran Sea, Gulf of Annaba, NW & N Tyrrhenian Sea, Gulf of Taranto, S Adriatic Sea, Lebanon Basin), SW Indian, Seychelles, Rodrigues Is., India (Gulf of Mannar, Palk Bay), Indonesia (SW Celebes!, Philippines, off Taïwan SW, N New Zealand, Fiji Is., Galapagos, off Chile, S Chile , ? [ Bering Sea, Aleutian (in Wilson, 1950) ]
N: 37
Lg.:
(45) F: 1,35-1,2; M: 1,3-1,15; (51) F: 1,3; (138) F: 1,35-1,2; M: 1,3-1,15; (237) F: 1,2; M: 1,15; (721) F: 1,3-1,2; M: 0,82; (722) F: 1,08-0,74; M: 1,42-1; (991) F: 1,20-1,30; M: 0,80; {F: 0,74-1,35; M: 0,80-1,42}
Rem.: Sampling depth (sub-Antarct.) : 0-600 m. Sargasso Sea: 0-1000 m (Deevey & Brooks, 1977, Station "S");
After Björnberg (1963, p.69) in Brazilian waters this species occurred in samples of high salinity and lower temperatures. Its vivid coloration and big eye lenses it would easily be mistaken for Macrosetella gracilis

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