Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Aetideidae ( Family )
            Paracomantenna ( Genus )
Paracomantenna gracilis  Alvarez, 1986   (F)
Ref.:
Alvarez, 1986 (p.869, Descr.F, figs.F); Markhaseva, 1996 (p.237, figs.F); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.879, 922, figs.F); Markhaseva & Renz, 2019 (p.213, p.215: Table 1).
Species Paracomantenna gracilis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : M.P.J. Alvarez in J. Crustacean Biol., 1986, 614. [p.870, Figs.43-50].
Female (from 28°36'S, 47°55'W): 43-44, habitus (lateral and dorsal, respectively); 45, urosome (ventral); 46, A1; 47, labrum and labium (lateral); 48, A2; 49, Md (mandibular palp); 50, Md (masticatory edge).

Nota: A1 23-segmented, reaching 4th metasomal segment. A2 exopod almost as long as endopod.


Species Paracomantenna gracilis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : M.P.J. Alvarez in J. Crustacean Biol., 1986, 614. [p.871, Figs.51-56].
Female: 51, Mx1; 52, Mx2; 53, Mxp; 54, 1st basipod of Mxp, distal end; 55, P1; 56, P2.

Nota: Mx1 with 8 setae on 1st outer lobe, 11 setae on exopod, 6 setose setae on each endopod segment, and 4 setae on 2nd basipod; 1st inner lobe with 6 thick spiniform setae and 6 setose more slender setae; 2nd inner lobe with 4 setulose setae ; 3rd inner lobe with 1 very thick long plumose seta and 2 smaller setae. Mxp carrying 10 setae on 1st basipod, and patch of minute spinules and distal aesthetasc (possibly long but apparently broken off at tip).


Species Paracomantenna gracilis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : M.P.J. Alvarez in J. Crustacean Biol., 1986, 614. [p.872, Figs.57-60].
Female: 57, P3; 58, P4; 59, Mx2; 60, 5th lobe of Mx2.


Species Paracomantenna gracilis - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : M.P.J. Alvarez in J. Crustacean Biol., 1986, 614. [p.874, Figs.85-87].
Female: 85, A2; 86, Mx2; 87, Mxp.


Species Paracomantenna gracilis - Plate 5 of morphological figuresParacomantenna gracilis Female:
1 - Distal part of Mxp protopodite with long tube-like appendage.
2 -Md palp base with 1 small seta; endopodal segment 2 with 5 setae.


Species Paracomantenna gracilis - Plate 6 of morphological figuresIssued from : E.L. Markhaseva & J. Renz in Arthropoda Selecta, 2019, 28 (2). [p.215, Table 1].
Selected morphological characters of P. gracils female.
Compare with others Paracomantenna species female.

Compl. Ref.:
Markhaseva, 1998 (p.250, Fig.3).
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Paracomantenna gracilis by geographical zones
Loc:
Brazil (off Santa Catarina).

Type locality: 28°36'S, 47°55'W.
N: 1
Lg.:
(234) F: 1,4; {F: 1,40}
Rem.: hyperbenthic. (135 m).
Last update : 14/02/2020
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