Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Calocalanus ( Genus )
Calocalanus africanus  Shmeleva, 1979   (F)
Shmeleva, 1979 (p.122, Descr.F, figs.F); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.923, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Calocalanus africanus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from A.A. Shmeleva in Zool. Zh., 1978 (1979), 63 (1). [p.123, Fig.1 (13-19)].
Female (from Alboran Sea): 13-14, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 15, urosome; 16-18, P2 to P4; 19, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Kovalev & Schmeleva, 1982 (p.83); Greze & al., 1985 (p.7)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Calocalanus africanus by geographical zones
Medit. (Alboran Sea, W Sardinia)
N: 1
(419) F: 0,65; {F: 0,65}
Rem.: epipelagic (0-10 m).
Resembles Calocalanus fusiformis and Calocalanus fiolentus but differs from them by the lesser number of abdominal segments (3 vs. 4), armature of P5 (1 spine vs. 2), as well as by much longer bristles on the 3rd segment of endopodite of swimmeing les P2 to P4.
Last update : 30/12/2014
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