Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Spinocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Spinocalanidae ( Family )
            Spinocalanus ( Genus )
Spinocalanus hirtus  Sars, 1907   (F)
Syn.: Spinocalanus hirtipes : Sars, 1924 (p.6, pl.9: lapsus calami)
Sars, 1907 a (p.5, Descr.F); 1925 (p.32); Vervoort, 1946 (p.155, Rem.); Sewell, 1948 (p.545, 550); Grice & Hulsemann, 1965 (p.223, 229); Damkaer, 1975 (p.35, Rem. F); Brodsky & al., 1983 (p.264, figs.F); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.844, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Spinocalanus hirtus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : K.A. Brodsky, N.V. Vyshkvartzeva, M.S. Kos & E.L. Markhaseva in Opred Fauna SSSR, 1983, 135. [p.265, Fig.122]. After Sars, 1924 (redrawn).

Species Spinocalanus hirtus - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.O. Sars in Résult. Camp. Scient. Prince Albert I, 69, pls.1-127 (1924). [Pl.IX, figs. 1-2]. As Spinocalanus hirtipes.
Female: 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, idem (lateral).

Species Spinocalanus hirtus - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.O. Sars in Résult. Camp. Scient. Prince Albert I, 69, pls.1-127 (1924). [Pl.IX, figs. 3-7]. As Spinocalanus hirtipes.
Female: 3, A2; 4, P1; 5, P2; 6, P3; 7, P4 basal part only).

NZ: 2

Distribution map of Spinocalanus hirtus by geographical zones
off Canary Is., W off Madeira, Molucca Sea, N Australia (Arafura Sea)
N: 4
(1) F: 2,9; (13) F: 3,58-2,12; (28) F: 2,12; (226) F: 3,58-3,26 ; {F: 2,12-3,58}
Rem.: bathypelagic & abyssal.
For Grice & Hulsemann (1965, p.229) in the NE Atlantic specimens there are two rows of short hairs on the basipods of the P2 to P4. The 4th and 5th thoracic segments are separated by a fine line.
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