Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Scaphocalanus ( Genus )
Scaphocalanus emine  Uysal & Shmeleva, 2002   (F)
Uysal & Shmeleva, 2002 (p.46, figs.F); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.768, figs.F, Rem.); Uysal & Shmeleva, 2012 (p.909, Table I)
Species Scaphocalanus emine - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : Z. Uysal & A. Shmeleva in Hydrobiologia, 2002, 470. [p.47, Fig.2].
Female (from Iskenderum Bay, Levantine Basin): a, habitus (dorsal); b, idem (lateral); c, urosome (lateral, left side); d, idem (dorsal); e, rostrum (frontal view); g, A1 (5 segments only); h, A2; i, Md; j, Mx1; k, Mx2; l, Mxp.
Nota: Forehead with a median crest. Head and 1st thoracic segment fused, 4th and 5th fused producing a triangular expansion which is pointed at the apex. Proportional lengths of rrosomal segments 28:16:15:8:10 = 100. Distal part of spermatheca of the genital segment extend dorsally and widen from the lateral view like a sack. Caudal rami 1.9 times longer than wide.The terminal segment of Mx2 has 3 longer vermiform and 5 amalliform sensory filaments

Species Scaphocalanus emine - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : Z. Uysal & A. Shmeleva in Hydrobiologia, 2002, 470. [p.48, Fig.2].
Female: m, P1; n, P2; o, P5.
Nota: P5 with rudimentary endopod, furnished with 1 apical spine.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Scaphocalanus emine by geographical zones
E Medit. (N Lebanon Basin: Iskenderun Bay)
N: 2
(910) F: 3,2; {F: 3,2}
Rem.: inshore.
For Uysal & Shmeleva (2002, p.47-48) this species resembles S. affinis, but differs ot the latter by having a smaller median crest on the forehead and the presence of a rudimentary endopod. The originality of construction of the P1 and P5 distinguish the species from other Scaphocalanus species.
Last update : 31/01/2015
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