Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Arietelloidea ( Superfamily )
        Discoidae ( Family )
            Disco ( Genus )
Disco atlanticus  Gordejeva, 1974   (F,M)
Gordejeva, 1974 (p.845, figs.F,M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.273, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Disco atlanticus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : K.T. Gordejeva in Zool. Zh., 1974, 53 (6). [p.844, Fig.2: 15-28].
Female (from S Atlantic tropical, 15°0'6\"W): 15-16, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 17, A1; 18-19, last thoracic segment and urosome (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 20, A2; 21, Md; 22, Mx2; 23, Mxp; 24-27, P1 to P4; 28, P5.
Nota: Prosome length 2 times the urosome tength. Rostrum reduced like a small circle. Endopod length of A2 about 1/2 exopod length.

Male: 29-30, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 31, urosome (dorsal); 32, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.84); Schulz, 2003 (p.110); Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Disco atlanticus by geographical zones
S Atlant. (tropical), W Medit. (Tyrrhenian Sea)
N: 3
(362) F: 0,42-0,35; M: 0,35; {F: 0,35-0,42; M: 0,35}
Rem.: mesopelagic.
Last update : 05/02/2020
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