Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Paracalanus ( Genus )
Paracalanus tropicus  Andronov, 1977   (F)
Ref.:
Andronov, 1977 (p.154, Descr.F, figs.F); Bradford, 1978 (p.134: Rem.); Hiromi, 1987 (p.153); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.878, 910, figs.F); Kesarkar & Anil, 2010 (Rem.: p.403)
Species Paracalanus tropicus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : V.N. Andronov in Zool. Zh., (1976 a) 1977, 56 (1). [p.155, Fig.1]. Female (from N Namibia): 1-2, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectivelly); 3-4, genital segment .

Comparison of cephalothorax between the different species: 5, P. indicus; 6, P. quasimodo; 7, P. nanus; 8, P. parvus.


Species Paracalanus tropicus - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : V.N. Andronov in Zool. Zh., (1976 a) 1977, 56 (1). [p.155, Fig.2]. Dimensions of Females in mm from P. tropicus (1) and P. indicus (2).


Species Paracalanus tropicus - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : K.S. Kesarkar & A.C. Anil in J. mar. Biol. Ass. UK, 2010, 90 (2); [p.403, Table 2].
Characteristics of females. (X: figure not available).

Compl. Ref.:
Prusova & Smith, 2005 (p.75,78); Cornils & Blanco-Bercial, 2013 (p.861, Table 1, molecular analysis, figs.3, 4, 5); Lidvanov & al., 2013 (p.290, Table 2, % composition)
NZ: 3

Distribution map of Paracalanus tropicus by geographical zones
Loc:
SE Atlant. (off N Namibia), W Guinea Basin, Morocco-Mauritania, N Arabian Sea

Data from Cornils & Blanco-Bercial (2013): 01°00'S; 09°00'W.
N: 4
Lg.:
(438) F: 0,9-0,74; {F: 0,74-0,90}
Rem.: epipelagic.
Differs from Paracalanus indicus and P. quasimodo by an inferior size and the profile of the head.
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