Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Parkius ( Genus )
Parkius sp.  (Grice & Hulsemann, 1967)   (M)
Syn.: Racovitzanus sp. Grice & Hulsemann, 1967 (p.26, Descr.M, figs.M); Park, 1983 (p.171, Rem.)
Vyshkvartzeva, 2005 (p.178, tab.3, Rem.)
Species Parkius sp. - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice & K. Huisemann in Proc. U.S. natn. Mus., 1967, 122 (3583). [p.52, Figs.85-91, p.53, Figs.92-95]. As Racovitzanus sp.
Male (from Indian Ocean): 85, forehead (lateral); 86,last thoracic segments and urosome (lateral right side); 87, rostrum (ventral view); 88, right A1; ; 89, Md (cutting edge); 90, Mx1; 91, Mx2; 92, basipodal segments of Mxp; 93, distal segments of Mxp (enlarged); 94, P5; 95, distal segments of left P5.

Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment separate, 4th and 5th separate. Rostrum large, without filaments. A1 exceeds furca by last segment. Right A1: segments 8-10 fused. Mxp greatly reduced and with few setaePosterior lateral corner of 5th thoracic segment indented.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Parkius sp. by geographical zones
NW Indian (Arabian Sea: 18°02'N, 65°08'E)
N: 1
(67) M: 1,92; {M: 1,92}
Rem.: bathypelagic.
Grice & Hulsemann (1967, p.26) tentatively assign this male to the genus Racovitzanus based on the shape of the rostrum. Contestable attribution in this genus (transfered in the genus Parkius).
Last update : 28/01/2015
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