Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Oithonidae ( Family )
        Oithona ( Genus )
Oithona linearis  Giesbrecht, 1891   (F)
Syn.: Oithona setigera f. linearis : Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.85)
Ref.:
Giesbrecht, 1892 (p.538, 548, 774, figs.F); Wolfenden, 1905 (1906) (p.1025, fig.F); 1911 (p.363); Rosendorn, 1917 a (p.23, Rem.); Pesta, 1920 (p.552); Rose, 1933 a (p.281, figs.F); Sewell, 1948 (p.346); Krishnaswamy, 1953 (p.63, Rem.); Lindberg, 1955 a (p.465: Rem.); Kasturirangan, 1963 (p.74, fig.F); Corral Estrada, 1970 (p.214); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.48, 62, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Oithona linearis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892, 19 , Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf. 34, Figs.1, 2].
Female: 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, forehead (lateral).
Ce = cephalosome; Th5 = thoracic somite 5; Ab 1-2 = abdominal somites 1-2 (genital double-somite); Ab 5 = abdominal somite 5 (anal somite); F = furca (caudal rami).


Species Oithona linearis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892, 19 , Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf. 34, Fig.13].
Female: 40, exopodite of P1.
St = terminal seta; Se = outer setae.

Compl. Ref.:
Wilson, 1942 a (p.196); C.B. Wilson, 1950 (p.270); Fagetti, 1962 (p.38); Ganapati & Shanthakumari, 1962 (p.10, 16); Duran, 1963 (p.25); Giron-Reguer, 1963 (p.56); Gaudy, 1963 (p.30, Rem.); Mazza, 1966 (p.73); Ehrhardt, 1967 (p.742, geographic distribution, Rem.); Dowidar & El-Maghraby, 1970 (p.269); Deevey, 1971 (p.224); Corral Estrada & Pereiro Muñoz, 1974 (tab.I); Vaissière & Séguin, 1980 (p.23, tab.2); Chahsavar-Archad & Razouls, 1982 (p.38); Vives, 1982 (p.295); Lozano Soldevilla & al., 1988 (p.61); Seguin & al., 1993 (p.23); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.103); Zerouali & Melhaoui, 2002 (p.91, Tableau I); Khelifi-Touhami & al., 2007 (p.327, Table 1); Mazzocchi & Di Capua, 2010 (p.428); Shanthi & Ramanibai, 2011 (p.132, Table 1); Andersen N.G. & al., 2011 (p.71, Fig.3: abundance); Salah S. & al., 2012 (p.155, Tableau 1); Uysal & Shmeleva, 2012 (p.909, Table I); Lidvanov & al., 2013 (p.290, Table 2, % composition) ; Zaafa & al., 2014 (p.67, Table I, occurrence); Zakaria & al., 2016 (p.1, Table 1); Benedetti & al., 2016 (p.159, Table I, fig.1, functional characters); Ben Ltaief & al., 2017 (p.1, Table III, Summer relative abundance)
NZ: 11 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Oithona linearis by geographical zones
Loc:
off NE Tristan da Cunha, off Ascension Is., off S & N Cape Verde Is., Canary Is., Bazsil, off Bermuda, Sargasso Sea, Cap Ghir (Morocco), Ibero-moroccan Bay, off W Tangier, Medit. (M'Diq, Alboran Sea, Gulf of Annaba, G. of Gabes, NW Basin, Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Ionian Sea, N & S Adriatic Sea, W Egyptian coast, Lebanon Basin), Maldives Is., Sri Lanka, Indian, India (Lawson's Bay, Coom & Adyar, Madras), Bay of Bengal, Philippines, China Seas (South China Sea), Pacif. (tropical), Hawaii Is., G. of Panama, off N Chile, Bering Sea (in C.B. Wilson, 1950, p.363)
N: 39
Lg.:
(46) F: 1,12-1,07; (78) F: 1,2; (180) F: 1,11; (334) F: 1,2; (449) F: 1,12-1,07; (531) F: 1,1; {F: 1,07-1,20}
Rem.: The report of this species in the Bering Sea being epipelagic is surprising and needs confirmation.
Last update : 20/02/2018
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