Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Aetideidae ( Family )
            Pseudochirella ( Genus )
Pseudochirella bowmani  Markhaseva, 1986   (F)
Markhaseva, 1986 (p.462, Descr.F, figs.F); 1989 (p.40); 1996 (p.260, figs.F)
Species Pseudochirella bowmani - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : E.L. Markhaseva in Proc. Zool. Inst. RAN, St. Petersburg, 1996, 268. [p.259, Fig.205].
Female (from Markhaseva, 1986). Ce: forehead (lateral).

Nota: Cephalothorax about 4 times longer than urosome.
Posterior corners of last thoracic segment prolonged into slightly asymmetrical lobes, rounded at tops.
Urosomal segments 1-3 with brushes of hairs.
Genital segment asymmetrical, nearly as long as wide, widest in the second third of its length and nearly as long as 2 following segments together; projections on the right and left; ventral swelling well developed, of tube-like shape.
Exopodite of P1 3-segmented.
Endopodite of P2 2-segmented.
Coxopodite of P4 with 11 fan-shaped spines.

Species Pseudochirella bowmani - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : E.L. Markhaseva in Zool. Zh., 1986, LXV, 3. [p.463, Fig.1].
Female (from 22°50'S, 97°30'W)): 1-2, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 3, forehead (lateral); 4-6, posterior prosome and genital somite (right, left lateral and dorsal, respectively).

Species Pseudochirella bowmani - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : E.L. Markhaseva in Zool. Zh., 1986, LXV, 3. [p.464, Fig.2].
Female: 1, A2; 2, Md (mandibular palp); ; 3, Md (cutting edge of gnathobase); 4, Mx1; 5, Mxp; 6, P1; 7, P2; 8, P4.

Species Pseudochirella bowmani - Plate 4 of morphological figuresIssued from : E.L. Markhaseva in USSR Acad. Sci., Zool. Inst., Explor. Fauna Seas. Marine Plankton, 1989, 41 (49).< [p.53, Fig.25].
Female: Thoracic segment 5 and genital segment.
Nota from the key:
1 - Genital segment strongly asymmetrical.
2 - Both left and right thoracic posterior corners without spines.
3 - Thoracic posterior corners with rounded lobes.
4 -Thoracic posterior corners slightly asymmetrical.
5 - Genital field present in the middle part of genital segment (ventral view).
6 - Third internal lobe of Mx1 with 4 setae.
7 - Genital segment with protuberance on the left and right sides (dorsal view).

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Pseudochirella bowmani by geographical zones
Species Pseudochirella bowmani - Distribution map 2Issued from : E.L. Markhaseva in Issled. Fauny Morei, 1989, 41 (49). [p.58, Fig.15].
Geographical distribution of P. bowmani present occurrence.
SE Pacif. ( off NE Easter Is.).

Type locality: 22°50'S, 97°30'W.
N: 2
(37) F: 6,15; {F: 6,15}
Rem.: Markhaseva (1986, p.465) described this new species in samples analysed by C.B. Wilson (1950, p.384) and kept in Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museumof Natural History. For this author the species is similar to P. scopularis and P. accepta but differing by some characters.
Last update : 30/01/2015
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