Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Calocalanus ( Genus )
Calocalanus ovalis  Shmeleva, 1965   (F,M)
Shmeleva, 1965 c (p.3, Descr.F, figs.F); 1967 a (p.1174, figs.F); Corral, 1972 (n°138, p.4, 5, figs.F); Shmeleva, 1973 (p.1724, Descr.M, figs.M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.948, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Calocalanus ovalis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : A.A. Shmeleva in Zool. Zh., 1967, 46 (8). [p.1175, Fig.1 (1-7)].
Female (from S Adriatic Sea): 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, urosome; 3-7, P1 to P5.

Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment separated, 4th and 5th fused. A1 24-segmented (7th and 8th segments with long feathered setae) and do not exceed much the toatal length of the body. Urosome 3-segmented Genital segment with spherical spermathecae feebly developed.Anal segment almost 3 times as long as wide. P5 symmetrical, both legs 3-segmented (approximately of the same width and length; last segment armad with 1 seta which is rather short and fine.

Species Calocalanus ovalis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : A.A. Shmeleva in Zool. Zh., 1973, 52 (11). [p.1723, Fig.2 (6-10)].
Male (from S Adriatic Sea): 6, habitus (dorsal); 7, urosome (dorsal); 8-9, P2 to P3; 10, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Kovalev & Schmeleva, 1982 (p.83); Greze & al., 1985 (p.7); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.20, 100)Razouls & al., 2000 (p.343, Appendix); Vukanic, 2003 (139, tab.1); Daly Yahia & al., 2004 (p.366, fig.4); Mazzocchi & Di Capua, 2010 (p.426); Uysal & Shmeleva, 2012 (p.909, Table I); Lidvanov & al., 2013 (p.290, Table 2, % composition); Mazzocchi & al., 2014 (p.64, Table 4, 5, abundance); Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones)
NZ: 4

Distribution map of Calocalanus ovalis by geographical zones
Moeocco-Mauritania, Ibero-moroccan Bay, Medit. (Alboran Sea, Bay of Tunis (rare), S Sicily, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Lebanon Basin), Indian, sub-Antarct. (Indian)
N: 11
(418) F: 0,38-0,36; M: 0,36-0,38; {F: 0,36-0,38}
Rem.: epipelagic (25-100 m).
Sampling depth (sub-Antarct.) : 0-100 m.
Last update : 06/02/2020
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