Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Spinocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Spinocalanidae ( Family )
            Spinocalanus ( Genus )
Spinocalanus sp. A  Roe, 1975   (M)
Roe, 1975 (p.301, Descr.M, figs.M); Brodsky & al., 1983 (p.267, Rem.)
Species Spinocalanus sp. A - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : H.S.J. Roe in Bull British Mus. (Natural History) Zool., London, 1975, 28 (7). [p.302, Fig.3].
Male (Cape Verde Islands): a, habitus (dorsal); b, base of A1; c, A2; d, mandibular palp; e, Mx1; f, Mx2; g, Mxp; h, P1; i, P2; j, P3; k, P4; l, P5.
Bar scale 0.1 mm unless indicated.
Nota : Cephalothorax 1.6 times as long as the 5-segmented abdomen.
Head and 1st thoracic segment fused, 4th and 5th separate.
A1 19-segmented (1st segment with a stellate group of spines on the dorsal surface, the first eight segments with large flattened sensory filaments), reaches to the hind edge of the 2nd abdominal segment ;
Terminal segment of Mxp with a group of spines.
3rd exopodite segment of P1 with a patch of fairly large syurface spines.
P5 reaches back to the hind edge of the 2nd abdominal segment.
Anal segment very short, telescoped into the 4th abdominal segment.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Spinocalanus sp. A by geographical zones
NE Atlant. (Cape Verde Is.)
N: 1
(8) M: 2,2-1,75; {M: 1,75-2,20}
Rem.: bathypelagic.
? Cf. Spinocalanus horridus
Last update : 01/02/2015
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