Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Paracalanus ( Genus )
Paracalanus aculeatus minor  Sewell, 1929   (F)
Sewell, 1929 (p.64, figs.F, anomalie); Vervoort, 1946 (p.128); Tanaka, 1960 (p.22, Rem.); Silas, 1792 (p.645)
Species Paracalanus aculeatus minor - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : R.B.S. Sewell in Mem. Indian Mus., 1929, X. [p.65, Fig.21]. As Paracalanus aculeatus forma minor.
Female (from N Indian Ocean): a, genital segment (ventral); b, P1; c, P2; d, P3; e, P4; f, P5; g, P5 in abnormal specimen).

Compl. Ref.:
McKinnon & Duggan, 2001 (p.121)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Paracalanus aculeatus minor by geographical zones
East Africa, Indian, Bay of Bengal, Nicobar Is. (Nankauri Harbour), Australia (North West Cape), Indonesia-Malaysia
N: 2
(28) F: 0,86-0,72; (29) F: 0,69; (66) F: 0,78; {F: 0,69-0,86}
Rem.: The presence of this variety noted by McKinnon & Duggan (2001) seems to demonstrate that it does not involve a simple, accidental anomaly; unfortunately the male is unknown.
Last update : 27/01/2015
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