Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Scaphocalanus ( Genus )
Scaphocalanus polaris  Brodsky, 1950   (F)
Brodsky, 1950 (1967) (p.252, Descr.F, figs.F); Bradford, 1973 (p.144); Park, 1982 (p.77); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.93)
Species Scaphocalanus polaris - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : K.A. Brodskii in Calanoida of the Far Eastern Seas and Polar Basin of the USSR. Opred. Fauna SSSR, 1950, 35 (Israel Program for Scientific Translations, Jerusalem, 1967) [p.252, Fig.159].
Female (from central part Arctic): habitus (dorsal and lateral left side); R, rostrum; Do, urosome (dorsal); GsLa, genital segment (lateral left side); S1, P1; S5, P5.
Nota: Exopod of Mx1 with 8 setae (generally 4-7 setae in other species)

Species Scaphocalanus polaris - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : N;V. Vyshskvartzeva in Zool. Zh., 1987, LXVI, 10. [p.1574, Figs. 2, 3, 5, 7].
Female: 2-3, last thoracic segment and urosome (lateral and dorsal, respectively); 5, Mx1; 7, P5

Compl. Ref.:
Harding, 1966 (p.17, 71); Dunbar & Harding, 1968 (p.319, 321); Vinogradov, 1968 (1970) (p.266); Kosobokova, 1989 (p.27); Kosobokova & al., 1998 (tab.2); Kosobokova & Hirche, 2000 (p.2029, tab.2); Kosobokova & Hopcroft, 2010 (p.96, Table 1, fig.7); Bucklin & al., 2010 (p.40, Table 1, Biol mol.); Kosobokova & al., 2011 (p.29, Table 2, fig.4, Rem.: Arctic Basins)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Scaphocalanus polaris by geographical zones
Arct. (Nansen Basin, Canadian abyssal plain, Lomonosov Ridge, Amundsen Basin, Laptev Sea, Fletcher's Ice Is., Makarov Basin, Canada Basin)
N: 9
(22) F: 4; {F: 4,00}
Rem.: Bathypelagic-abyssopelagic.
Genus poorly secured but probable.
For Brodsky (1967, p.253) this species differs from the closely related Scaphocalanus medius in the greater size, longer A1, and P5 3-segmented.
For Vyshkvartzeva (1987, p.1576) the species shows as S. acutocornis the exopodite of Mx1 with 8 setae.
Last update : 31/01/2015
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