Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Scolecithrix ( Genus )
Scolecithrix valens  Farran, 1926   (F)
Syn.: Amallothrix valens : Rose, 1933 a (p.155, fig.F); 1933 (1934 a) (p.12, 17, 37); Sewell, 1948 (p.502); Mazza, 1966 (p.71); Björnberg, 1973 (p.384); Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.84); Razouls & Durand, 1991 (p.74); Holmes, 2001 (p.57); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.732, figs.F, Rem.);
? Amallothrix paravalida Brodsky, 1950 (1967) (p.263, figs.F); ? Vives, 1982 (p.292);
Scolecithricella valens : Park, 1970 (p.476, 507, figs.F, Rem.); Roe, 1972 (p.277, tabl.1, tabl.2); Vives, 1982 (p.292); Lozano Soldevilla & al., 1988 (p.59); Shih & Young, 1995 (p.73);
Scolecithricella (Amallothrix) valens : Björnberg, 1973 (p.333)
Ref.:
Farran, 1926 (p.263, Descr.F, figs.F); Bradford, 1973 (p.143); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.78); Vyshkvartzeva, 1999 (2000) (p.235)
Species Scolecithrix valens - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : T. S. Park in Bull. Mar. Sc., 1970, 20 (2). [p.509, Figs.166-174]. As Scolecithricella valens.
Female: 166, habitus (dorsal); 167, idem (lateral right side); 168, rostrum (frontal view); 169, Mx2 (distal part); 170, P1 (anterior); 171, P2 (posterior); 172, P3 (posterior); 173, P4 (posterior); 174, P5.


Species Scolecithrix valens - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.P. Farran in Biscayan Plankton collected during a Cruise of H.M.S. 'Research', 1900.- Part XIV. The Copepoda. (Linn. Journ. Zoology, XXXVI, 1926). [p.304, Pl.8, Fig.4].
Female: P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Zenetos & al., 2005 (p.63, Rem.: p.82, casual occurrence); Zenetos & al., 2010 (p.397)
NZ: 6

Distribution map of Scolecithrix valens by geographical zones
Loc:
Canary Is., G. of Mexico, Bay of Biscay, off W Ireland, Medit. (W Basin), ? NW Pacif., China Seas (South China Sea), S Peru (in Björnberg, 1973)
N: 10
Lg.:
(38) F: 2,4; (88) F: 2,56; 2,52; (199) F: 2,74-2,28; {F: 2,28-2,74}
Rem.: Bathypelagic.
Probable in the Genus Amallothrix.
Park (1970, p.507) points to the species was described briefly by Farran (1926) on the basis of females whose appendages were damaged.
Bradford & al. (1983) are less affirmative than Park (1970) on the synonymy of A. paravalida.
Last update : 19/02/2018
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