Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Aetideidae ( Family )
            Bradyidius ( Genus )
Bradyidius luluae  Grice, 1972   (F,M)
Grice, 1972 a (p.224, figs.F,M); Johannessen, 1976 (p.23, Rem.); Bradford, 1976 a (p.6: Rem.); Othman & Greenwood, 1987 (p.1137); Markhaseva, 1996 (p.74, figs.F,M)
Species Bradyidius luluae - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice in Crustaceana, 1972, 23 (3). [p.225, Figs.23-32].
Female (from off S Cap Cod): 23, habitus (lateral left side); 24, posterior end of prosome and urosome (lateral left side); 25, urosome (ventral); 26, rostrum (frontal view); 27, A2; 28, Md; 29, Mx1; 30, Mx2; 31, Mxp; 32, P1.

Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment incompletely separated, 4th and 5th fused.

Species Bradyidius luluae - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice in Crustaceana, 1972, 23 (3). [p.226, Figs.33-41].
Male: 33, habitus (lateral left side); 34, A1; 35, A2; 36, Md; 37, Mx1; 39, Mxp; 40, P1; 41, P5.

Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment fused, 4th and 5th fused. Rostrum with 2 points. A1 reaches the end of 2nd thoracic segment. P5 biramous; endopods absent; right P5 with lateral spines on 1st exopodal segment and on terminal segment.

Species Bradyidius luluae - Plate 3 of morphological figuresBradyidius luluae female:
1 - Rostrum with divergent rami.
2 - Points of last thoracic segment reaching and even exceeding posterior border of genital segment. Exopodal segment 2 of A2 with 3 setae. Exopodal segment 1 of P1 with external spine exceeding the base of external spine segment 2.
3 - Points of last thoracic segment turned up (lateral view).

Species Bradyidius luluae - Plate 4 of morphological figuresBradyidius luluae male:
1 - P5 uniramous.
2 - Right P5 nearly as long as left.
3 - A1 reaching the end of thoracic segment 2. Left A1 22-segmented with long (proximally) and short (distally) aesthetascs.

Compl. Ref.:
Markhaseva, 1998 (p.250, Fig.2); Markhaseva & Schnack-Schiel, 2003 (p.120, Rem.); Bradford-Grieve, 2004 (p.283)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Bradyidius luluae by geographical zones
NW Atlant. (off S Cape Cod), Norwegian Sea, Fensfjorden, off W Canary Is. (28-29° N, 28° W).

Type locality: 39°46'N, 70°34'W.
N: 3
(213) F: 3,12; M: 3,25-3; (214) F: ± 2,55; M: ± 2,04; {F: 2,55-3,12; M: 2,04-3,25}
Rem.: bathypelagic (1465-1500 m), hyperbenthic.
This species is similar to B. spinifer Bradford, 1969, but is distinguished from it.
Last update : 30/12/2014
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