Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Scaphocalanus ( Genus )
Scaphocalanus invalidus  Hure & Scotto di Carlo, 1968   (F)
Syn.: ? Scaphocalanus amplius Park, 1970 (p.499)
Hure & Scotto di Carlo, 1968 a (p.161, Descr.F, figs.F); Bradford, 1973 (p.143); Park, 1982 (p.77); Schulz, 1987 (p.108: Rem.); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.93, 96: Rem.); Vyshkvartzeva, 1993 (p.21, figs.F, Rem.); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.761, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Scaphocalanus invalidus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : N.V. Vyshkvartzeva in Explorations of the Fauna of the Seas, 1993, 45 (53). [p.20, Fig.4].
Female (from Cape Verde Is): 1, habitus (lateral left side); 2, forehead (lateral); 3, rostrum; 4, 5, urosome (lateral left and right side, respectively); 6, genital segment (ventral); 7, A2; 8, md (masticatory edge); 9, Md (mandibular palp); 10, Mx1; 11, Mx2; 12, Mxp; 13, P1; 14, P2; 15, P3; 16, P4;
Nota: Genital segment a little longer than wide. 2nd and 3rd urosomal segments each longer than wide. Exopod of Mx1 with 6 setae, endopod with 3+5 setae. 2nd exopodal segment of P1 without an outer spine. posterior surface of coxa of P4 without long spines.

Compl. Ref.:
Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.84); Scotto di Carlo & Ianora, 1983 (p.150); Scotto di Carlo & al., 1984 (1041); Scotto di Carlo & al., 1991 (p.270); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.101); Vukanic, 2003 (139, tab.1); Mazzocchi & Di Capua, 2010 (p.427); Benedetti & al., 2016 (p.159, Table I, fig.1, functional characters); Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones)
NZ: 2 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Scaphocalanus invalidus by geographical zones
Medit. (Alboran Sea, W Basin, Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Lebanon Basin), Cape Verde Is., ? G. of Mexico, ? Caribbean Sea
N: 10
(533) F: 1,55-1,3; (992) F: 1,22-1,55; {F: 1,22-1,55}
Rem.: A doubt subsists on the presence of this species in the tropical Western Atlantic.
Last update : 06/02/2020
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