Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Oncaeidae ( Family )
        Epicalymma ( Genus )
Epicalymma ancora  (Gordeeva, 1973)   (F)
Syn.: Oncaea ancora Gordeeva, 1973 (p.1575, Descr.F, figs.F); Malt, 1982 (p.193)
Heron & al.,1984 (p.479, 488); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.264, figs.F,M, Rem.); Böttger-Schnack & Schnack, 2013 (p.4: Table 1)
Species Epicalymma ancora - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : F. Vives & A.A. Shmeleva in Fauna Iberica, 2010, Vol.33. [p.265, Fig.124]. After Gordejeva, 1973.
Female (from Mauritania): A, habitus (dorsal); B, A2; C, Mxp; D, P1; E, P2; F, P3; G, P4.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Epicalymma ancora by geographical zones
NE Atlant. (off Mauritania)
N: 1
(678) F: 0,47; {F: 0,47}
Rem.: Characters after Heron & al. (1984, p.479): Genital segment wth area of external genital apparatus (gonopores) located on anterior third of dorsal surface. P3 with 3rd endopod outer spine longer than any of exopod outer spines. the species resembles both E. exigua and E. vervoorti, but there appear to be specific differences between swimming appendages as well as P5 in Gordeeva's illustrations.
Last update : 02/12/2016
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