Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Spinocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Spinocalanidae ( Family )
            Mimocalanus ( Genus )
Mimocalanus ovalis  (Grice & Hulsemann, 1965)   (F)
Syn.: Spinocalanus ovalis Grice & Hulsemann, 1965 (p.223, 229, figs.F); Grice & Hulsemann, 1967 (p.14); Harding, 1974 (p.141, tab.3); Harding, 1974 (p.141, tab. 3, gut contents);
? Spinocalanus ventriosus Grice & Hulsemann, 1967 (p.21, figs.F)
Damkaer, 1975 (p.73, fig.F); Brodsky & al., 1983 (p.315, figs.F, Rem.); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.827, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Mimocalanus ovalis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice & K. Hulsemann in J. Zool., 1965, 146. [p.230, Fig.7, b-f]. As Spinocalanus ovalis.
Female (from NE Atlantic): b, habitus (lateral right side); c, Md (mandibular palp); d, Md (cutting edge); e, Mx1; f, P1.

Nota: A1 reaches to end of genital segment.
Mx1 with 2 setae on 2nd inner lobe, 3, setae on 3rd inner lobe; 2 setae on 2nd basal segment; 4 setae on endopod; 11 setae on exopod.
Mxp without spines on the 1st and 2nd basal segments.

NZ: 1 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Mimocalanus ovalis by geographical zones
NE Atlant. (32°29'N, 20°09'W; 30°01'N, 23°00.7'W; 29°57'N, 22°58'W; 40°03.5'N, 19°57'W), off E Cape Cod, ? W Indian.
N: 1
(13) F: 1,32; (226) F: 1,47-1,16; {F: 1,16-1,47}
Rem.: bathy & abyssopelagic (1900-5000m). In vertical tow 4000-3000 m (Harding, 1974).
Last update : 17/01/2015
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