Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Pseudocyclopoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pseudocyclopidae ( Family )
            Pseudocyclops ( Genus )
Pseudocyclops obtusatus  Brady & Robertson, 1873   (F)
Syn.: no P. obtusatus latisetosus Sewell, 1932 (p.330, figs.M); Silas, 1972 (p.649, Rem.)
Brady & Robertson, 1873 (p.128, figs.F); Brady, 1878 (p.84, figs.F,M); Giesbrecht & Schmeil, 1898 (p.126); Sars, 1902 (1903) (p.131, figs.F,M); Thompson & Scott, 1903 (p.235, 250); Rose, 1924 c (p.482); Sars, 1925 (p.346); Rose, 1933 a (p.247, figs.F,M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.167, fig.F); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.978, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Pseudocyclops obtusatus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : M. Rose in Faune de France, 1933, 26. [p.248, Fig.312]. After G.O. Sars.
Female: Habitus (lateral); Rostrum and P5.

Male: P5.

Compl. Ref.:
T. Scott, 1902 (p.454, Rem.); Pearson, 1906 (p.29); Rose, 1924 d (p.482); Sewell, 1948 (p.323, 431); Vervoort, 1964 a (p.13); Shih & al., 1971 (p.207); Othman & Greenwood, 1989 (p.74); Holmes, 2001 (p.10); Brylinski, 2009 (p.253, Tab.1); Dvoretsky & Dvoretsky, 2010 (p.991, Table 2); Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones)
NZ: 6

Distribution map of Pseudocyclops obtusatus by geographical zones
Species Pseudocyclops obtusatus - Distribution map 3
Chart of 1996
N Hudson Bay (in Wilson, 1936 d), Azores, Ireland (Roundstone Bay, Galway, Cork), Inchkeith, Firth of Forth, Forth estuary, English Channel, Pas de Calais, Norway (Oslo fjord), Barents Sea, North Sea, W Medit. (Banyuls, N Tyrrhenian: Sardinia)), N Indian (Socotra Is., Sri Lanka) (in Thompson & Scott, 1903 (p.235, 250)
N: 11
(65) F: 0,8; M: 0,7; (497) F,M: 0,77; {F: 0,77-0,80; M: 0,70-0,77}
Rem.: hyperbenthic. Shallow water form after Pearson (1906, p.29) at Roundstone Bay; Donegal: amongst Laminaria; Bantry Bay, surface.
Occurred in the washings of some dredged material from the NW end of Inchkeith (Scotland).
Last update : 06/02/2020
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