Species Card of Copepod
Harpacticoida ( Order )
    Thalestridae ( Family )
        Parathalestris ( Genus )
Parathalestris croni  (Kröyer, 1842)   (F,M)
Syn.: Harpacticus Croni Kroyer, 1842;
Thalestris serrulata Brady, 1880;
Halithalestris Croni : van Breemen, 1908 a (p.176, figs.F,M); Sars, 1905 d (1911) (p.118, figs.F); Rose, 1933 a (p.289, figs.F,M); Jespersen, 1939 (p.76, Rem.)
Lang, 1948 a (p.510); 1950 (p.511, figs.F); Boxshall, 1979 (p.231, figs.F,M, Rem.); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.410)
Species Parathalestris croni - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.A. Boxshall in Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), 1979, 35 (3). [p.230, Fig.14, A-F).
Female (from Firth of Forth): A, habitus with egg sac (lateral); B, P1; D, P5.

Male: E, urosome; F, P5.

Scales 0.1 mm unless otherwise indicated.

Species Parathalestris croni - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : M. Rose inFaune de France, 1933, 26. [p.289, Fig. 368]. As Halithalestris Croni. After Sars and Brady.
Female and Male.
Mxp2 = Mxp.

Species Parathalestris croni - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : M.S. Kos in Field guide for plankton. Zool Institute USSR Acad., Vol. I, 1972. After G.O. Sars, 1911, as Halithalestris Croni.
Female: 1, 3, habitus (doesal and lateral, respectively); 2, A1; 4, A2; 6, P1; 7, P5.
Male: 5, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Shih & al., 1971 (p.53); Tremblay & Anderson, 1984 (p.9)
NZ: 3

Distribution map of Parathalestris croni by geographical zones
off Woods Hole, Bay of Fundy, Baie des Chaleurs, G. of St. Lawrence, Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Is., Spitsbergen, W Norway, Scotland (Firth of Forth), North Sea, Ireland, English Channel
N: 12
(138) F: 2,3-2,1; M: ± 1,7; {F: 2,10-2,30; M: 1,70}
Rem.: According to Jespersen (1939, p.76) this species must rather be characteristic as an Atlantic form, it also occurs in arctic areas. It has been met at Spitsbergen (T. Scott, 1903). In West Greenland waters it has been identified as far north as in Melville Bugt (74°55'N, 62°45'W) by jespersen, 1923.
Last update : 09/08/2019
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