Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Oncaeidae ( Family )
        Oncaea ( Genus )
Oncaea bathyalis  Shmeleva, 1968   (F)
Shmeleva, 1968 (p.1785, figs.F; no M); 1969 (p.16, figs.F; no M); no Malt & al., 1989 (p.962, Descr.M, figs.M); Böttger-Schnack & Schnack, 2009 (p.131, Table 5: Rem.); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.276, figs.F, ?M, Rem.); Böttger-Schnack & Schnack, 2013 (p. 8, Table 2: Rem.)
Species Oncaea bathyalis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : A.A. Shmeleva in Bull. Inst. océanogr. Monaco, 1969, 68, n° 1393. [p.16, Fig.12].
Female (from S Adriatic Sea): a, habitus (dorsal); b, urosome (dorsal); c, A1; d, A2; e, Mxp; f-i, P1 to P4.

Compl. Ref.:
Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.86); Greze & al., 1985 (p.8); Böttger-Schnack, 1994 (p.277); 1996 (p.1086); 1997 (p.409); Krsinic, 1998 (p.1051); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.104); Krsinic & Grbec, 2002 (p.127, tab.1); Uysal & Shmeleva, 2012 (p.909, Table I)
NZ: 4

Distribution map of Oncaea bathyalis by geographical zones
E Atlant. tropical, Ibero-moroccan Bay, Medit. (Alboran Sea, S Adriatic Sea, N Lebanon Basin, Lebanon Sea), Arabian Sea
N: 7
(685) F: 0,43-0,36; M: 0,4-0,34; (697) M: 0,34; {F: 0,36-0,43; M: 0,34-0,40}
Rem.: Mesopelagic (300-450 m).
According to Vives & Shmeleva (2010, p.276) the male described by Shmeleva (1968) belongs to this species.
After Böttger-Schnack & Schnack ( 2013, p. 8, Table 2) the species is insufficiently described.
Last update : 05/12/2016
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By Ruth Böttger-Schnack 2010-03-04 12:01:49    ( Citation of this remark )
According to Böttger-Schnack (2005) Oncaea bathyalis Shmeleva, 1968 should be regarded as species inquirenda because the taxonomic status is uncertain. The species was described twice by the same author (Shmeleva, 1968, 1969) but with different morphological characters. The lack of type material makes it impossible to make any positive statement as to the identity of the genuine O. bathyalis or the potential conspecificity of the two sets of specimens she examined.

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