Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Arietelloidea ( Superfamily )
        Arietellidae ( Family )
            Arietellus ( Genus )
Arietellus minor  Wolfenden, 1911   (F,M)
Ref.:
Wolfenden, 1911 (p.331, fig.F, Rem.M); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.882, 937, fig.F)
Species Arietellus minor - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : R.N. Wolfenden in Die Marinen Copepoden der Deutschen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903, 1911. [p.342, Fig.74]. Doubtful species.
Female: 1, habitus (dorsal).

Nota after Bradford-Grieve & al. (1999, p.937): Posterior corners of last thoracic segment symmetrical and pointed.
Forhead, viewed dorsally, conical, without spine.
Prosome squat, 2.25 times as long as wide. Caudal rami shorter than anal somite.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.523)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Arietellus minor by geographical zones
Loc:
S Atlant. (off Ascension Is. )
N: 1
Lg.:
(10) F: 3,3; {F: 3,30}
Rem.: mesopelagic.
This species seems not to have been cited since its description (? juvenile form as indicated by the small size and the urosome).
Last update : 29/12/2014
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