Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Calocalanus ( Genus )
Calocalanus pseudocontractus  Bernard, 1958   (F)
Bernard, 1958 a (p.191, Descr.F, figs.F); Shmeleva, 1965 c (p.13); Corral, 1972 b (n°138, p.4, 5, figs.F); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.957, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Calocalanus pseudocontractus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : M. Bernard in Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 1958, 83. [p.190, Pl III, b].
Calocalanus pseudocontractus Female [Non male) (from Algiers Bay, Algeria): habitus.
Length: 0.825 mm.

Nota: Urosome 4-segmented. Genital segment with 2 contiguous spermathecae located at the center of the segment.

Species Calocalanus pseudocontractus - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : M. Bernard in Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 1958, 83. [p.191, fig.12, a, b]. Female: a, P5; b, P3.
Length: P5 = 85 µm; P3: 265 µm.

Nota: P5 symmetrical, with 2 segments, and ended by 2 thick setae, the longest equals to the two segments together, 1 very short inner spine.

Compl. Ref.:
Mazza, 1966 (p.69); 1967 (p.321, fig. 64, p.355: Rem.); Pavlova, 1966 (p.43); Kovalev & Schmeleva, 1982 (p.83); Greze & al., 1985 (p.7); Holmes, 2001 (p.38); Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Calocalanus pseudocontractus by geographical zones
Medit. (Alboran Sea, Balearic Sea, Algiers, S Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea)
N: 4
(1131) F: 0,825; (1132) F: 0,61-1,0; F: 0,61-1,0; {F: 0,61-1,00}:
Rem.: epipelagic- ?
Vives & Shmeleva indicate the occurrence of this species in the northeast Atlantic (W Ireland)
Last update : 06/02/2020
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