Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Calanopia ( Genus )
Calanopia metu  Uysal & Shmeleva, 2004   (F, juv.5M)
Uysal & Shmeleva, 2004 (p.11, figs.F, juv.5M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.493, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Calanopia metu - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : Z. Uysal & A. Shmeleva in Vestnik zoologii, 2004, 38 (4). [p.12, Fig.2].
Female (from N Levantine Basin): 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, urosome (materal, left side); 3, habitus (larteral); 4, A1; 5, A2; 6, Md; 7, Mx1; 8, Mx2; 9, Mxp; 10, rostrum; 11, P1; 12, P2; 13, P3; 14, P4; 15, P5.
Nota: 5th thoracic segment with symmetrical acuminate spines, inclined a little outward. Ratio urosomites segments and caudal rami 50:29:21 = 100. Genital somite lacking ventral spine, distinctly evolved laterally, slightly protuberant and genital operculum rosette-shaped. Caudal rami symmetrical, 2-times as long as wide. P5 slightly asymmetrical, last segment having 4 short spines resembling well-developed finger-like projections.

Male: 16, habitus (dorsal); 17, idem (lateral); 18, urosome (dorsal); 19, rostrum; 20, A1; 21, P5.

Species Calanopia metu - Plate 2 of morphological figuresCalanopia metu
1 - P5 exopod 1-segmented.
2 - Exopod of P5 with 4 spines.
3 - Exopod of P5 with 4 small finger like spines.

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

Distribution map of Calanopia metu by geographical zones
E Medit. (Aegean Sea, N Lebanon Basin, Marmara Sea)
N: 3
(925) F: 1,6; M juv.5: 1,4; {F: 1,6}
Rem.: South Turkish continental shelf.
For Uysal & Shmeleva (2004, p.13) the species resembles Calanopia elliptica.
Last update : 10/03/2016
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