Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Stephidae ( Family )
            Stephos ( Genus )
Stephos maculosus  Andronov, 1974   (F,M)
Andronov, 1974 (p.461, figs.F,M); Bradford-Grieve, 1999 a (p.25, Table1: Rem.); Andronov, 2014 (p.36, fig.: A2); Kos, 2016 (p.25, figs.F, M, Rem.)
Species Stephos maculosus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : V.N. Andronov in Zool. Zh., 1974, 53 (3). [p.463, Fig.3].
Female (from Aden Gulf): 1-2, habitus (dorsal ans lateral, respectively); 3-7, P1 to P5; 8, Mxp; 9, Mx2; 10, Mx1; 11, Md (masticatory edge); 12, Md (mandibular palp); 13-14, genital segment (ventral and lateral, respectively); 15, A2.
Nota: Strong protruding genital segment.

Male: 16, P5; 17-18, habitus (dorsal anq lateral, respectively).

Nota: Both sexes are characterized by the presence of one large brown spot on both sides of cephalothorax.

Species Stephos maculosus - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : V.N. Andronov in Russian Acad. Sci. P.P. Shirshov Inst. Oceanol. Atlantic Branch, Kaliningrad, 2014. [p.36, Fig.9, 8]. Stephos maculosus after Andronov, 1974 a.
8, distal segment of exopod of A2.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Stephos maculosus by geographical zones
W Indian (Gulf of Aden)
N: 1
(557) F: 0,62; 0,584; M: 0,54; {F: 0,58-0,62; M: 0,54}
Rem.: Depth 0-110 m.
After Bradford-Grieve (1999 a, p.25) this species belongs to type III (see Genus Stephos).
Last update : 29/01/2019
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