Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pseudocyclopiidae ( Family )
            Paracyclopia ( Genus )
Paracyclopia naessi  Fosshagen, 1985   (F,M)
Fosshagen & Iliffe, 1985 (p.351, figs.F,M); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.81, figs.F); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.170; p.171: fig.M)
Species Paracyclopia naessi - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Fosshagen & T.M. Iliffe in Sarsia, 1985, 70. [p.351, Fig.5].
Female (from Bermuda): A, habitus (lateral); B, idem (dorsal); C, A1; D, A2; E, Md; F, Mx1; G, Mx2; H, Mxp.

Species Paracyclopia naessi - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Fosshagen & T.M. Iliffe in Sarsia, 1985, 70. [p.352, Fig.6].
Female: A-C, P1 to P3; E, P4; F, P5.

Male: D, P3 (basipod and 1st segment of exopod); G, urosome (dorsal); H, distal part of right A1; I, P5.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Paracyclopia naessi by geographical zones
Bermuda (marine caves)
N: 2
(385) F: 0,53-0,5; M: 0,5-0,46; {F: 0,50-0,53; M: 0,46-0,50}
Rem.: After Fosshagen & Iliffe (1985, p.353) the caves containing this species lack direct connections with the sea. Living animals are colourness. Some were observed swimming slowly along the substrate while the endopod of Mxp was vibrating rapidly stirring up particles from the bottom.
Last update : 27/01/2015
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