Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Arietelloidea ( Superfamily )
        Augaptilidae ( Family )
            Euaugaptilus ( Genus )
Euaugaptilus malacus  Grice & Hülsemann, 1967   (F)
Grice & Hulsemann, 1967 (p.18, 33, Descr.F, figs.F); Matthews, 1972 (p.36)
Species Euaugaptilus malacus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice & K. Huisemann in Proc. U.S. natn. Mus., 1967, 122 (3583). [p.59, Figs.196-200].
Female (from Indian Ocean): 196, forehead (lateral); 197, 5th thoracic segment and genital segment (lateral right side); 198, Md (mandible plap); 199, Md (biting of the(mandible blade); 200, Mx1.

Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment separate, 4th and 5th fused.Posterior lateral corner of 5th thoracic segment rounded, set off by a slight indentation. Rostral filaments very slender. A1 exceeds end of furca. Mandible blade obliquely cut bearing 2 strong double-teeth and 2 slender, shorter teeth. Endopod of mandible palpus rudimentary. Mx1: 1st inner lobe with 6 rather slender and elongate spines, 2nd inner lobe with 1 seta, 3rd inner lobe lacking; fused 2nd basal segment and endopod with 1 seta; exopod with 2 strong and one weak seta; external lobe with 3 setae. Number of setae on lobes 1-6 of Mx2: 0, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, respectively. Number of setae on lobes 1-5 of Mxp: 1, 2, 3, 2, 2, respectively. Endopods and exopods of P1 to P5 3-segmented.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Euaugaptilus malacus by geographical zones
S Indian (28°S, 80°E)
N: 2
(67) F: 3,29; {F: 3,29}
Rem.: bathypelagic. Recorded at a depth between 1000 and 2000 m (Matthews, 1972).
For Grice & Hulsemann (1967, p.33) this species resembles E. facilis.

In ''affinis"" Group after Matthews (1972, p.64) {See remarks in Euaugaptilus genus}
Last update : 18/08/2018
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