Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    incertae sedis (Calanoida) ( Family )
        incertae sedis (Calanoida, inc. sedis) ( Genus )
Brachycalanus minutus  Grice, 1972   (F,M)
Ref.:
Grice, 1972 a (p.228, figs.F,M); Campaner, 1978 a (p.976, Rem.); Bradford-Grieve, 2004 (p.284); Schulz, 2005 (p.59: Rem.)
Species Brachycalanus minutus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice in Crustaceana, 1972, 23 (3). [p.227, Figs.42-52].
Female (from off S. cap Cod): 42, habitus (lateral left side); 43, posterior end of prosome and urosome (lateral left side); 44, forehead (lateral); 45, forehead (ventral); 46, A1; 47, P1; 48, P2; 49, P3; 50, P4; 51, P5; 52, P5 (other side).
Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment separate, 4th and 5th separate. Urosome segments with hyaline posterior margins and numerous small spines. A1 with small spines and large aesthetasks on segments. 5 worm-like sensory filaments on Mx2. 2 worm-like filaments on basal segment of Mxp. Head appendages with patches of surface spines.

Male: 53, habitus (lateral left side); 54, forehead (lateral); 55, rostrum (anterior).
Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment separate, 4th and 5th separate. mouth parts as in female. P5 asymmetrical, right side 3-segmented, left side 5-segmented


Species Brachycalanus minutus - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice in Crustaceana, 1972, 23 (3). [p.229, Figs.56-67].
Male (from off S Cap Cod): 56, posterior end of prosome and urosome (lateral left side); 57, A1; 58, A2; 59, Md (mandibular palp); 60, Md (cutting edge); 61, Mx1; 62, Mx2; 63, Mxp; 64, P1; 65, P2; 66, P3; 67, P4.


Species Brachycalanus minutus - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice in Crustaceana, 1972, 23 (3). [p.230, Figs.68-69].
Male (from off S Cap Cod): 68, P5; 69, idem (other side).

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Brachycalanus minutus by geographical zones
Loc:
NW Atlant. (off S Cape Cod)
N: 1
Lg.:
(213) F: 0,96-0,94; M: 1-0,96; {F: 0,94-0,96; M: 0,96-1,00}
Rem.: hyperbenthic (1465-1500 m).
Fam., Genus, species inc. sed.
Campaner (1978 a, p.976) disagreed with Grice (1972) , who placed B. minutus in this genus based mostly on the absence of rostral filaments.
Last update : 30/12/2014
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