Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Parvocalanus ( Genus )
Parvocalanus elegans  Andronov, 1972   (F,M)
Syn.: Paracalanus dubia : Grice, 1962 (p.183, figs.F, Rem.);
Paracalanus elegans : Chihara & Murano, 1997 (p.845, Pl.134: F,M); Noda & al., 1998 (p.55, Table 3, occurrence); Shimode & Shirayama, 2004 (p.607, tab. 2); Ohtsuka & al., 2008 (p.115, Table 5); Fazeli & al., 2010 (p.153, Table 1); Saitoh & al., 2011 (p.85, Table 4, 5); Johan & al., 2012 (p.647, Table 1, 2, fig.2, salinity range); Johan & al., 2012 (2013) (p.1, Table 1); Nakajima & al., 2015 (p.19, Table 3: abundance);
Ref.:
Andronov, 1972 (p.140, figs.F,M); Bradford, 1978 (p.133); Hiromi, 1981 (p.159, fig.F); Kesarkar & Anil, 2010 (Rem.: p.406); Al-Yamani & al., 2011 (p.28, figs.F); Soh & al., 2013 (p.70, figs.F); S.Y. Moon & al., 2014 (p.45: F)
Species Parvocalanus elegans - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : Andronov V.N. in Zool. Zh., 1972, 51 (1). [p.140, Fig.2].
Female (from 11°21N, 46°13E): 1-2, habitus (ventral and lateral, respectively); 3-7, P1 to P5; 8, rostrum; 10-11, genital segment (dorsal and left lateral side, respectively).

Male: 9, rostrum; 12-15, P2 to P5; 16-17, habitus (dorsall and lateral, respectively


Species Parvocalanus elegans - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : J. Hiromi in Bull. Plankton Soc. Japan, 1981, 28 (2). [p.160, Fig.4].
Female (from Japan): a-b, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); c-g, P1 to P5.
Scale bars 0.100 mm.


Species Parvocalanus elegans - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice in Fish. Bull. Fish and Wildl. Ser., 1962, 61. [p.184, Pl.4, Figs.4-12]. As Paracalanus dubia
Female (from 00°38'N, 130°20'E): 4-5, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 6, urosome (dorsal); 7, A1; 8, P1; 9, P2; 10, P3; 11, P4; 12, P5.


Species Parvocalanus elegans - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : K.S. Kesarkar & A.C. Anil in J. mar. Biol. Ass. UK, 2010, 90 (2); [p.406, Table 2].
Characteristics of females.


Species Parvocalanus elegans - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : K.S. Kesarkar & A.C. Anil in J. mar. Biol. Ass. UK, 2010, 90 (2); [p.407, Fig.5, R].
Female:R, P5. [and not S indicated by error. C.R.]


Species Parvocalanus elegans - Plate 6 of morphological figuresIssued from : H.Y. Soh, S.Y. Moon & J.H. Wi in Invertebrate Fauna of Korea (eds) Incheon: NIBR, 2013, 21 (28). [p.71, Fig.41].
Female (from Korean waters): A-B, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); C, forehead with rostrum (ventral view); D, genital segment (ventral); F, P5.
Scale bars: A, B = 100 µm; C-F = 25 µm.


Species Parvocalanus elegans - Plate 7 of morphological figuresIssued from : V.N. Andronov in Russian Acad. Sci. P.P. Shirshov Inst. Oceanol. Atlantic Branch, Kaliningrad, 2014. [p.73, Fig.19: 14 ]. Parvocalanus elegans after Andronov, 1972 a.
Male P5.


Species Parvocalanus elegans - Plate 8 of morphological figuresIssued from : S. Y. Moon, S.-H. Youn & H.Y. Soh in ZooKeys, 2014, 456. [p.42, Table I].
Female : marphological characters.
Compare with other species of Parvocalanus : (P/ arabiensis, crassirostris, dubia, leei, latus, serratipes, scotti).

Compl. Ref.:
Madhupratap & Haridas, 1986 (p.105, tab.1); Othman & al., 1990 (p.561, 563, Table 1); Uysal & al., 2002 (p.17, tab.1); Rezai & al., 2004 (p.486, tab.2, 3, abundance, Rem.); Rezai & al., 2005 (p.157, Table 2, 5: spatial & temporal variations); Prusova & Smith, 2005 (p.75); Zenetos & al., 2005 (p.63, Rem.: p.82, casual occurrence); Cornils & al., 2010 (p.2076, Table 3, Fig.5, fig.F); Zenetos & al., 2010 (p.397); Chew & Chong, 2011 (p.127, Table 2, 3, abundance vs location)
NZ: 6

Distribution map of Parvocalanus elegans by geographical zones
Species Parvocalanus elegans - Distribution map 3
Chart of 1996
Loc:
Medit. (Lebanon Basin) (in Uysal & al., 2002), G. of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf (Kuwait), Perai River estuary, Straits of Malacca, Sangga estuary, Malaysia (Sarawak: Bintulu coast), Tioman Is., SW Celebes, Palau Is., N New Guinea,, Australia (G. of Carpentaria), Japan Sea, japan (Tanabe Bay), S Japan (Kuchinoerabu Is.), Korea
N: 21
Lg.:
(101) F: 0,49; (148) F: 0,51-0,457; (439) F: 0,5-0,48; (1085) F: 0,45-0,58; M: 0,4; (1174) F: 0,59-0,63; {F: 0,45-0,63; M: 0,40}
Rem.: epipelagic. Coastal, holo-meromictic lakes.
Lesseptian migration possible.
Last update : 30/10/2019
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