Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Calocalanus ( Genus )
Calocalanus paracontractus  Shmeleva, 1974   (F)
Ref.:
Shmeleva, 1974 (p.1719, Descr.F, figs.F); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.949, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Calocalanus paracontractus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : A.A. Shmeleva in Zool. Zh., 1974, 53 (11). [p.1719, Fig.2].
Female (from E equatorial Indian Ocean): 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, rostrum (lateral); 3, urosome (dorsal); 4-8, P1 to P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Kovalev & Schmeleva, 1982 (p.83); Greze & al., 1985 (p.7)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Calocalanus paracontractus by geographical zones
Loc:
W Medit. (Alboran Sea), Indian (NW & E)
N: 3
Lg.:
(426) F: 0,52; {F: 0,52}
Rem.: epipelagic (0-200 m).
Closely related to calocalanus contractus but differs from it by the structure of P5 (in the former it is symmetrical and consists of 2 segments whereas in the latter it is asymmetrical and has 3 or 4 segments).
Last update : 31/12/2014
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