Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Scolecithricella ( Genus )
Scolecithricella orientalis  Mori, 1937   (F,M)
Syn.: Scolecithrix orientalis : Shmeleva, 1964 a (p.1068); Fernandes, 2008 (p.465, Tabl.2)
Ref.:
Mori, 1937 (1964) (p.52, Descr.F,figs.F); 1942 (p., figs.M); Bradford, 1973 (p.142); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.103, Rem); Vyshkvartzeva, 1999 (2000) (p.234, Rem.); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.797, figs.F, Rem.); Ohtsuka & al., 2015 (p.123, Table 2).
Species Scolecithricella orientalis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : T. Mori in The pelagic Copepoda from the neighbouring waters of Japan, 1937 (2nd edit., 1964). [Pl.26, Figs.1-6].
Female: 1, P4 (posterior); 2, P1 (anterior); 3, habitus (dorsal); 4, P5; 5, P2 (posterior); 6, P3 (anterior).

Nota female:
- Forehead rounded.
- The last 2 segments of cephalothorax completely fused.
- lateral angles of the prosome rounded..
A1 22-segmented, reaching about the middle portion of the last thoracic segment.
- Outer marginal spine on the 2nd segment of exopodite of P2 extends beyond the tip of the 1st marginal spine of the 3rd segment.
- The 3rd marginal spine on the 3rd segment of the exopodite of P3 is stout and long.
- P5 symmetrical; each foot lamelliform and its apex round; the foot has a long inner marginal and a short apical spine.


Species Scolecithricella orientalis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : T. Mori in The pelagic Copepoda from the neighbouring waters of Japan, 1937 (2nd edit., 1964). [Pl.25, Figs.14-15].
Female: 14, A2; 15, Mx1.


Species Scolecithricella orientalis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : T. Mori in Palao trop. biol. Stn Stud., 1942, 2 (3). [Pl.X, Figs.3-9].
Male (from Palao Island): 3, A1; 4, habitus (lateral); 5, P1; 6, P4; 7, P5 (anterior view); 8, P2; 9, P3.

Compl. Ref.:
Chiba & al., 1957 (p.308); Delalo, 1968 (p.138); Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.84); Othman & al., 1990 (p.561, 563, Table 1); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.49, 101)
NZ: 7

Distribution map of Scolecithricella orientalis by geographical zones
Loc:
Medit. (E Basin, Adriatic Sea (in Shmeleva, 1964 a), Red Sea, G. of Aden, Indian (equatorial), Bay of Bengal, Australia (G. of Carpentaria), S China Sea, S Japan, Bikini Is., Palau Is.

Type locality: 32°35'40'' N, 135°45'45'' E.
N: 8
Lg.:
(91) F: ± 1,1; {F: 1,10}
Rem.: Genus poorly assured.
Depth sampling: 0-100 m.
Last update : 26/12/2017
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By Mariluz Fernandez de Puelles 2017-11-17 10:54:33    ( Citation of this remark )
It was found a female of Scolecithricella orientalis of 1.1 mm from 2000-3000 m depth in the North Pacific Equatorial countercurrent (position long:-115.7725;lat:13.7653) during the Malaspina expedition 2011 in April 2011.

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