Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Calocalanus ( Genus )
Calocalanus adriaticus  Shmeleva, 1965   (F)
Shmeleva, 1965 (p.769, Descr.F, figs.F); 1965 c (p.11, Descr.F, figs.F); Corral, 1972 (n°138, p.4, 5, figs.F, Rem.); Shmeleva, 1973 (p.1722, Descr.M, Figs.M); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.20, 100); Avancini & al., 2006 (p.67, Pl. 36, figs.F, Rem.); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.923, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Calocalanus adriaticus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from A.A. Shmeleva in Zool. Zh., 1973, 52 (11). [p.1722, Fig.1 (11-18).
Male (from S Adriatic Sea): 11, habitus (dorsal); 12, urosome (dorsal); 13, rostrum; 14-18, P1 to P5.

Species Calocalanus adriaticus - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from A.A. Shmeleva in Zool. Zh., 1965, 44 (5); [p.769].
Female (from Adriatic Sea): habitus (dorsal); R, rostrum (lateral view); Abd, urosome (dorsal); P1-P5, P1 to P5.
Nota: head and 1st pedigerous somite separated, 4th and 5th somites fused. Rostrum well developed, bifurcated, rather long and hard. Urosome 2-segmented. Genital segment oval, rather convex in ventral view, bearing well developed spherical spermathecae; its length less than its width. Caudal rami short, almost square, movable, armed with strong setae on each caudal ramus. P5 3-segmented, symmetrical; the last segments separated indistinctly, terminal armament consists of 1 massive wedge-shaped seta and equaling to half of the length of the entire leg and also a crown of small spinules; 2 long feathered setae and 1 short unfeathered seta inserted in the inner edge.

Compl. Ref.:
Bainbridge, 1972 (p.61, Appendix Table I: vertical distribution vs day/night); Kovalev & Schmeleva, 1982 (p.83); Greze & al., 1985 (p.7); Siokou-Frangou, 1997 (tab.1); Vukanic, 2003 (139, tab.1); Isari & al., 2006 (p.241, tab.II); Mazzocchi & Di Capua, 2010 (p.426); Uysal & Shmeleva, 2012 (p.909, Table I); Benedetti & al., 2016 (p.159, Table I, fig.1, functional characters); Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones)
NZ: 3

Distribution map of Calocalanus adriaticus by geographical zones
G. of Guinea, Medit. (Alboran Sea, Baleares Sea, Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Libya, Ionian Sea, Aegean Sea, N Lebanon Basin), W Indian.
N: 15
(417) F: 1,08-1,03; (425) M: 0,90-0,95; {F: 1,03-1,08; M: 0,90-0,95}
Rem.: epi-mesopelagic (50-100 m).
Last update : 06/02/2020
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