Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Calocalanus ( Genus )
Calocalanus parelongatus  Shmeleva, 1979   (F,M)
Shmeleva, 1979 (p.123, figs.F,M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.950, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Calocalanus parelongatus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from A.A. Shmeleva in Zool. Zh., 1978 (1979), 63 (1). [p.124, Fig.2 (1-11)].
Female (from Alboran Sea): 1-2, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 3, urosome; 4-7, P1 to P4; 8, P5.

Male: 9, habitus (dorsal); 10, urosome; 11, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Kovalev & Schmeleva, 1982 (p.83); Greze & al., 1985 (p.7); Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Calocalanus parelongatus by geographical zones
Medit. (Alboran Sea, W Sardinia, S Adriatic Sea)
N: 3
(419) F: 0,6-0,55; M: 0,5; {F: 0,55-0,60; M: 0,50}
Rem.: epipelagic (25-50 m).
Closely related to Calocalanus elongatus but differs from it by the structure of P5 (3 segments vs. 2), absence of the crown of spines on the 2nd segment of endopodite of swimming legs P2 to P4.
Last update : 06/02/2020
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