Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Phaennidae ( Family )
            Xanthocalanus ( Genus )
Xanthocalanus pulcher  Esterly, 1911   (F)
Esterly, 1911 (p.325, Descr.F, figs.F); Sewell, 1948 (p.556, 563); Brodsky, 1950 (1967) (p.233, figs.F); Campaner, 1978 a (p.968, Rem.)
Species Xanthocalanus pulcher - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : C.O. Esterly in Univ. Calif. Publs Zool., 1911, 6 (14). [Pl.29, Figs.60, 61].
Female (from San Diego Region; from vertical haul: 0-90 m): 60, last thoracic segment and urosome (lateral, left side).
Nota: Head with a long, low crest. Rostrum consists of 2 slender filaments. A1 23-segmented and as long as the cephalothorax. Mx1 with 9 bristles on the exopod, 5 on the 2nd basal, 8 on the endopod and 4 on the 2nd lobe of the inner margin. Mx2 with 6 vermiform and 2 pencillate appendages. Exopod of P1 3-segmented, the 1st segment without a spine on the outer margin. None of the feet are heavily spinose on the faces; the largest spines are on the endopod of P2 and there are none at all on the P4.

Species Xanthocalanus pulcher - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : C.O. Esterly in Univ. Calif. Publs Zool., 1911, 6 (14). [Pl.31, Fig.91].
Female: P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Bradford & al., 1983 (p.71); Shih & Young, 1995 (p.71); in CalCOFI regional list (MDO, Nov. 2013; M. Ohman, comm. pers.)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Xanthocalanus pulcher by geographical zones
S California (San Diego), China Seas (East China Sea)
N: 6
(143) F: 3,42; {F: 3,42}
Rem.: Epi-Mesopelagic.
Last update : 08/04/2021
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