Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Calocalanus ( Genus )
Calocalanus minutus  Andronov, 1973   (F,M)
Andronov, 1973 a (p.1407, Descr.F, figs.F); Bradford-Grieve, 1994 (p.55, Descr.M, figs.F,M, fig.99); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.877, 909, figs.F,M)
Species Calocalanus minutus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford-Grieve in The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic Calanoid Copepoda. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir, 102, 1994. [p.56, Fig.28].
Female: habitus (dorsal); B, urosome (lateral right side); C, idem (dorsal); D, basipod 2 of Mxp; E, P1.

Male: F, habitus (dorsal); G, idem (lateral left side); H, urosome (dorsal); I, idem (lateral left side); J, A1; K, A2; L, P1; M, right P5; N, left P5.

Species Calocalanus minutus - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : V.N. Andronov in Zool. Zh., 1973, 52 (9). [p.1408, Fig.2, (1-7)].
Female (from Namibia): 1-2, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 3-6, P1 to P4; 7, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Madhupratap & Haridas, 1986 (p.105, tab.1); Cornils & Blanco-Bercial, 2013 (p.861, Table 1, molecular analysis, figs.3, 4, 5); Hirai & al., 2020 (p.1, Fig. 5: cluster analysis (OTU), spatial distribution).
NZ: 5

Distribution map of Calocalanus minutus by geographical zones
Namibia, W Guinea Basin, Indian, New Zealand (southern boundary of subtropical water), Pacif. (subtropical, rare).

Data from Cornils & Blanco-Bercial (2013): 01°00'S: 09°00'W.
N: 5
(196) F: 0,57-0,5; M: 0,44-0,42; (423) F: 0,55-0,5; {F: 0,50-0,57; M: 0,42-0,44}
Rem.: epiplagic.
For Andronov (1973, p.1410) this species is most closely related to C. gracilis Tanaka, 1956, C. elegans Shmeleva, 1965, and C. elongatusShmeleva, 1968, and differs from them in the form and relative size of spermathecae and P5, presence of 2 segmented endopodites P2 and P3 and abdomen 3-segmented.
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