Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Arietelloidea ( Superfamily )
        Augaptilidae ( Family )
            Augaptilus ( Genus )
Augaptilus megalurus  Giesbrecht, 1889   (F,M)
Syn.: No Augaptilus anceps : Tanaka, 1964 b (p.75, figs.F,M); ? Itoh, 1970 (tab.1)
Ref.:
Giesbrecht, 1892 (p.400, 414, 770, figs.F,M); Giesbrecht & Schmeil, 1898 (p.123, Rem. F,M); Farran, 1908 b (p.80, Rem.); Wolfenden, 1911 (p.339); Sars, 1925 (p.257, figs.F); Sewell, 1932 (p.315, 326); Rose, 1933 a (p.218, figs.F,M); Jespersen, 1940 (p.58); Vervoort, 1965 (p.132, Rem.); Fleminger, 1967 a (p.XII, 21); Tanaka & Omori, 1971 (p.261); Matthews, 1972 (p.47); Björnberg & al., 1981 (p.654, figs.F,M); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.882, 939, figs.F,M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.69: fig.F); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.176, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Augaptilus megalurus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.O. Sars in Résult. Camp. Scient. Prince Albert I, 69, pls.1-127 (1924). [Pl.LXXVII, figs.1-9].
Female: 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, forehead (lateral); 4, A2; 5, Md; 6, Mx1; 7, P2; 8, P5.

Male: 3, forehead (lateral); 9, P5.


Species Augaptilus megalurus - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.39, Fig.47].
Female: 47, urosome (ventral).


Species Augaptilus megalurus - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.28, Fig.7].
Female: A1 (distal part).


Species Augaptilus megalurus - Plate 4 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.27, Fig.28].
Female: exopod of P5.


Species Augaptilus megalurus - Plate 5 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.29, Fig.20].
Male: 20, P5 (posterior view). Ps = left leg; Pd = right leg.

Compl. Ref.:
Hardy & Gunther, 1935 (1936à (p.183, Rem.: 1 juv.); Sewell, 1948 (p.504, 514, 526, 547, 558); C.B. Wilson, 1950 (p.171); Fleminger, 1967 a (tabl.1); Mazza, 1967 (p.321, fig.64); Park, 1970 (p.477); Deevey, 1971 (p.224); Roe, 1972 (p.277, tabl.1, tabl.2); Deevey & Brooks, 1977 (p.156, tab.2, Station "S"); Carter, 1977 (1978) (p.36); Roe, 1984 (p.358); Hernandez-Trujillo, 1989 a (tab.1); Heinrich, 1990 (p.18); Suarez & Gasca, 1991 (tab.2); Suarez, 1992 (App.1); Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p108); Lapernat, 2000 (tabl.3, 4); Holmes, 2001 (p.10); Medellin-Mora & Navas S., 2010 (p.265, Tab. 2); in CalCOFI regional list (MDO, Nov. 2013; M. Ohman, pers. comm.)
NZ: 15

Distribution map of Augaptilus megalurus by geographical zones
Loc:
? South Georgia (in Hardy & Gunther, 1935), South Africa (Natal), G. of Guinea (off Ghana), off E St. Paul Is., off NW Cape Verde Is., Canary Is., off W Cap Finisterre, Azores, S Brazil, Caribbean Colombia, Caribbean Sea, G. of Mexico, Sargasseo Sea, off Bermuda (Station "S"), off New Jersey, S Iceland, off W Ireland, W Medit., Arabian Sea, Laccadive Is., Philippines, China Seas (South China Sea), Japan, Pacif. (tropical), California, Baja California, NE Marquesas Is., SW Galapagos, Pacif. (SE tropical)
N: 26
Lg.:
(1) F: 4,5; (16) F: 4,6-4,3; (24) F: 6,1-5,7; M: 5; (46) F: 4,5; M: 4 ; (69) F: 5; M: 4,23; (199) F: 5,28-4,26; M: 4,8-4,26; {F: 4,26-6,10; M: 4,00-5,00}

The mean female size is 4.916 mm (n = 9; SD = 0.6531) and the mean male size is 4.458 mm (n = 5; SD = 0.4218). The size ratio (male : female) is about 0.91.
Rem.: meso-bathypelagic. Known to occur from about 150 to below 1200 m (Matthews, 1972). Sargasso Sea: 500-2000 m (Deevey & Brooks, 1977, Station "S");
W. Zhang confirms the presence of this species in the Chinese Seas (pers. comm., 2006).
Last update : 03/12/2020
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