Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Lucicutiidae ( Family )
        Lucicutia ( Genus )
Lucicutia anisofurcata  Heptner, 1971   (F,M)
Heptner, 1971 (p.116, figs.F,M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.133: F; 134: M)
Species Lucicutia anisofurcata - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : M.V. Heptner in Trudy. Inst. Okeanol., 1971, 92. [p.116, Fig.21a];
Female (from Kuril-Kamchatka Trench). Pbs, spine-like on outer margin of basipod of P1.

Male. Pbs V, inner distal margin of basis of left P5 with row of spinous processes around inner distal angle.

Species Lucicutia anisofurcata - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : M.V. Heptner in Trudy. Inst. Okeanol., 1971, 92. [p.117, Fig.21b].
Female. P5.

Species Lucicutia anisofurcata - Plate 3 of morphological figuresLucicutia anisofurcata female:
1 - Characters following not combined : Prosome about 3 times longer than urosome. Cephalosome with slightly projecting and rounded anterior corners and well developed lateral spinous projections; anal somite about as long as wide; caudal rami 11.7 times longer than wide and bowed outwards at base, leaving elliptical space between rami proximally.
2 - P1 with 2-segmented endopod.
3 - Cephalosome not with 2 pairs of lateral spinous projections, but with other forms.
4 - Caudal rami markedly asymmetrical, with left ramus 14 times longer than wide and right ramus 13 times longer than wide. Anal somite slightly asymmetrical, just longer than wide. Terminal spine on exopod of P5 half as long as segment.

Species Lucicutia anisofurcata - Plate 4 of morphological figuresLucicutia anisofurcata male:
1 - P1 with 2-segmented endopod;
2 - Caudal rami more than 10 times longer than wide.
3 - Caudal rami 13 (right) or 14 times (left) longer than wide; coxa of right P5 markedly longer than coxa of left leg; coxa of right leg without knob-like process on inner margin.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Lucicutia anisofurcata by geographical zones
Kuril-Kamchatka Trench
N: 1
(23) F: 5,3; M: 5,3-4,35; {F: 5,30; M: 4,35-5,30}
Rem.: bathy-abyssopelagic (1900-7100 m).
Last update : 18/11/2013
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