Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pseudocyclopiidae ( Family )
            Pseudocyclopia ( Genus )
Pseudocyclopia minor  T. Scott, 1892   (F,M)
T. Scott, 1892 (p.247, figs.F,M); Rose, 1933 a (p.167, figs.F,M); Jaume & al., 1999 (p.405, Rem.)
Species Pseudocyclopia minor - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : M/ Rose in Faune de France, 1933, 26. [p.168, Fig.188].
Female (from Scotland coast): Habitus (lateral); A1 and P5.

Male: P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.483)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Pseudocyclopia minor by geographical zones
E Scotland (Firth of Forth), North Sea
N: 1
(502) F,M: 0,43; {F: 0,43; M: 0,43}
Rem.: This form is considered as incertae sedis by Jaume & al. (1999, p.405). This form does not fit into the diagnosis of the genus. Even though it apparently exhibits a 17-segmented A1, with a segmentation pattern similar to that of Pseudocyclopia, its other characters are very peculiar. For example, one of the male P5 (Scott 1892, did not state precisely which one) is biramous, the proximal compound segment of A1 possesses a hook-like process, and the P1 display both an outer basal spine and only 4 setae on the endopod. The biramous condition of the male P5 is especially notable since all other Pseudocyclopiids have uniramous legs;
Likely, P5 male is incomplete in the Scott's drawing and only the left leg observe, nevertheless the size is very small in the genus. (C.R.)
Last update : 02/11/2015
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