Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Calanidae ( Family )
            Nannocalanus ( Genus )
Nannocalanus elegans  Andronov, 2001   (F,M)
Ref.:
Andronov, 2001 (p.278, figs.F,M); Andronov & al., 2006 (Rem.: p.7)
Species Nannocalanus elegans - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : V.N. Andronov in Zoosystematica Rossica, 2001, 9 (2). [Figs.2-9, p.279].
Comparison between Nannocalanus elegans and Nannocalanus minor.
N. elegans: Female (from SE Pacif.): 2-3, habitus (dorsal, lateral view). Male: 6-7, habitus (lateral, dorsal view).
N. minor: Female: 4-5, habitus (lateral, dorsal); Male: 8-9, habitus (lateral, dorsal)


Species Nannocalanus elegans - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : V.N. Andronov in Zoosystematica Rossica, 2001, 9 (2). [Figs.10-26, p.280; Table p.278; Fig.1, p.278].

N. elegans and comparison with N. minor.

N. elegans : Female: 10-13, genital complex (ventral and left side); 16, inner edge of basipodite 1 of P5. Male: 14, P5; 15, endopodite 3 of P5 (another specimen); 17, inner edge of basipodite 1 of P5; 18, P5 (with left P5 turned outside).

N. minor: Female: 23, inner edge of basipodite 1 of P5; 24, Re P2; 25-26 genital complex (ventral and left side view). Male: 19, P5 (dorsal); 20, 21, left and right endopodite 3 of P5 (another specimen); 22, inner edge of B1 P5.


Species Nannocalanus elegans - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : V.N. Andronov in Zoosystematica Rossica, 2001, 9 (2). [Figs.27-44, p.282].

Nannocalanus elegans : Female: 27, rostrum; 28, 8th segment of A1; 29, A2; 30-31, mandibular blade; 32, mandibular palp; 33, Mx1; 345, Mx2; 35, distal end of Mx2; 36, Mxp.; 38-41, P1-P4; 42, exopod of P4; 43, P5. Male: 37, Mxp.

Nannocalanus minor: Female: 44 P5 of 2.2 mm long specimen.


Species Nannocalanus elegans - Plate 4 of morphological figuresIssued from : V.N. Andronov in Russian Acad. Sci. P.P. Shirshov Inst. Oceanol. Atlantic Branch, Kaliningrad, 2014. [p.44, Fig.12, 1]. Nannocalanus elegans after Andronov, 2001.
Female P1.


Species Nannocalanus elegans - Plate 5 of morphological figuresIssued from : V.N. Andronov in Russian Acad. Sci. P.P. Shirshov Inst. Oceanol. Atlantic Branch, Kaliningrad, 2014. [p.73, Fig.19: 7, 11]. Nannocalanus elegans after Andronov, 2001.
Male P5: 7, posterior view; 11, same with the bent left leg 5.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Nannocalanus elegans by geographical zones
Loc:
SE Pacif. (off N Juan Fernandez Is.)
N: 1
Lg.:
(830) F: 2,2-1,7; M: 1,8-1,5; {F: 1,70-2,20; M: 1,50-1,80}
Rem.: This species is very close to N. minor, which requires a reassessment of the geographical distributions of these two forms.
Last update : 21/04/2016
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