Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Oncaeidae ( Family )
        Oncaea ( Genus )
Oncaea mollicula  Gordejeva, 1975   (F,M)
Gordejeva, 1975 a (p.776, figs.F,M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.294, figs.F,M, Rem.); Böttger-Schnack & Schnack, 2013 (p.12: Table 3, p.21, Rem.)
Species Oncaea mollicula - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : K.T. Gordejeva in Zool. Zh., 1975, 54 (5). [p.777, Figs.1-12].
Female (frpm 1°03'04''N, 20°07'W): 1, habitus (dorsal); 2-3, urosome (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 4, A2; 5, Mx2; 6-9, P1 to P4.

Male: 10, habitus (dorsal); 11, urosome (dorsal); 12, Mx2.

Compl. Ref.:
Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.86); Böttger-Schnack, 1994 (p.277); 1997 (p.409); Krsinic, 1998 (p.1051); Krsinic & Grbec, 2002 (p.127, tab.1, Rem.:p.131)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Oncaea mollicula by geographical zones
off SW Sierra Leone, Medit. (Alboran Sea, S Adriatic Sea, Lebanon Sea)
N: 5
(682) F: 0,27-0,25; M: 0,27; {F: 0,25-0,27; M: 0,27}
Rem.: Mesopelagic.
For Böttger-Schnack & Schnack (2013, p.21) the minute species appears to have a separate position within the minima-group.
Last update : 02/12/2016
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By Ruth Böttger-Schnack 2010-02-28 15:46:42    ( Citation of this remark )
In the distribution map of O. mollicula for the Zone Mediterranean Sea (above) the presence of this species in the eastern part  (Levantine Sea) should be indicated.

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