Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Spinocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Spinocalanidae ( Family )
            Kunihulsea ( Genus )
Kunihulsea antarctica  Schulz, 2004   (F)
Schulz, 2004 (p.206, Descr.F, figs.F)
Species Kunihulsea antarctica - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : K. Schulz in Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst., 2004, 101. [p.207, Fig.5].
Female (from E Weddell Sea): A, habitus (dorsal); B, idem (lateral right side); C, urosome and posterolateral corners of prosome (ventral); D, rostrum (anteroventral); E, idem (lateral); F, A1 (segments I-XVIII; idem (segments XIX-XXVIII); H, A2; I, Md (masticatory blade).
Bars: 0.05 mm.

Species Kunihulsea antarctica - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : K. Schulz in Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst., 2004, 101. [p.210, Fig.6].
Female: A, Md (mandibular palp); B, Mx1; C, Mx2; D, Mxp; E, P1 (anterior); F, P2 (posterior); G, P3 (posterior); H, P4 (posterior).
Bars: 0.05 mm.
Nota: A1 23-segmented.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Kunihulsea antarctica by geographical zones
Antarct. (E. Weddell Sea: off Vestkapp)
N: 1
(957) F: 0,77-0,82; {F: 0,77-0,82}
Rem.: epibenthic (depth: 1983 m).
Schulz (2004, p.209) points to the large outer spines on exopodal segments of the swimming legs 2 to 3 and the short A1 seems to be indicative of the hyperbenthic nature of the species, contrasting the oceanic bathypelagic mode of life in K. arabica.
Last update : 06/01/2015
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