Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Calanopia ( Genus )
Calanopia levantina  Uysal & Shmeleva, 2004   (F,M)
Uysal & Shmeleva, 2004 (p.10, figs.F,M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.492, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Calanopia levantina - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : Z. Uysal & A. Shmeleva in Vestnik zoologii, 2004, 38 (4). [p.11, Fig.1].
Female (from Turkish coast, N Levantine Basin): 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, urosome (dorsal); 3, habitus (lateral); 4, A1; 5, A2; 6, Md; 7, Mx1; 8, Mx2; 9, Mxp; 10, P1; 11, P2; 12, P3; 13, P4; 14, P5; 15, rostrum.
Nota: Cephalosome without hooks. 4th and 5th pediger somites fused, posterolateral corners pointed and symmetrical, reaching about midway the genital complex. Ratio urosomite segments and caudal rami 37:48:15 = 100. Caudal rami symmetrical, 3.5 times as long as wide. A1 17-segmented

Male: 16, habitus (dorsal); 17, idem (lateral); 18, urosome (dorsal); 19, rostrum; 20, right A1; 21, P5 (L = left leg, R = right leg).
Nota: Ratio urosomites and caudal rami 18:17:19:16:14:16 = 100. Caudal rami 2.8 times as long as wide. P5 asymmetrical, left and right legs 3- and 4- segmented, respectively.

Species Calanopia levantina - Plate 2 of morphological figuresCalanopia levantina.
1 - P5 exopod 1-segmented.
2 - Exopod of P5 with 2 spines.
3 - Exopodal segment of P5 with 2 spines (lateral very short and long terminal one).
1 - left P5 longer than right one; basis of left P5 swollen proximally.
2 - 2nd exopodal segment of right P5 nearly 2/3 length of 1st exopodal segment; coxa of right P5 about 1.7 times as long as basis.
3 - Basis of left P5 swollen proximally and produced into a small spine; 2nd exopodal segment of P5 short; 3rd exopodal segment of right P5 without medial process.

Compl. Ref.:
Uysal & Shmeleva, 2012 (p.909, Table I)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Calanopia levantina by geographical zones
E Medit. (N Levbanon Basin)
N: 2
(925) F: 1,15-1,27; M: 1,10-1,15; {F: 1,15-1,27; M: 1,10-1,15}
Rem.: South Turkish continental shelf.
For Uysal & Shmeleva (2004, p.10) this species most closely resembles Calanopia aurivilli from the Indo-Pacific.
Last update : 10/03/2016
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