Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Lucicutiidae ( Family )
        Lucicutia ( Genus )
Lucicutia longispina  Tanaka, 1963   (F)
Syn.: Lucicutia curta : Grice & Hülsemann,1965 (p.224)
Tanaka, 1963 (p.30, Descr.F, figs.F); Hülsemann, 1966 (p.725, figs.F); Chihara & Murano, 1997 (p.830: tab.5); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.132: F characters); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.354, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Lucicutia longispina - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : O. Tanaka in Publs Seto Mar. Biol. Lab., 1963, XI (1). [p.31, Fig.162].
Female: a, habitus (dorsal); b, last thoracic segment and urosome (left lateral side); c, P1 (basal part and exopod segments 1-2; d, 2nd basal segment of P1; e, exopod of P2; f, P4.

Nota: The urosome segments and furca in the proportional lengths as 28:10:8:11:43 = 100. The rostral process not visible from the dorsal view. The furcal rami symmetrical.

Species Lucicutia longispina - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : K. Hülsemann in Bull. Mar. Sc., 1966, 16 (4). [p.718, Fig.67.].
Female (from 29°57'N, 22°58'W; 10°04'N, 64°59'E; 2°38'S, 65°01'E): 67, habitus (dorsal).

Species Lucicutia longispina - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : K. Hülsemann in Bull. Mar. Sc., 1966, 16 (4). [p.710, Fig.25-27].
Female: 25, habitus (lateral left side): 26, P1; 27, P5.

Species Lucicutia longispina - Plate 4 of morphological figuresLucicutia longispina 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 3-segmented endopod.
3 - Cephalosome without spinous projections.
4 - Genital double-somite symmetrical (dorsal view).
5 - Anal somite much shorter than caudal ramus.
6 - P5 with 3-segmented endopod.
7 - Distal 3 to 4 segments of A1 reaching beyond tip of caudal ramus; body length less than 3 mm.
8 - Prosome more than twice as long as urosome.
9 - Caudal rami 7 times longer than wide.

Compl. Ref.:
Grice & Hulsemann, 1967 (p.17); Vives & al., 1975 (tab.II); Pancucci-Papadopoulou & al., 1990 (p.199); Hattori, 1991 (tab.1, Appendix); Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones)
NZ: 4

Distribution map of Lucicutia longispina by geographical zones
Canary Is., Ibero-moroccan Bay, E Medit. (Ionian Sea-Lebanon Sea), W Indian, Japan (Sagami Bay, off Sanriku)
N: 6
(21) F: 3-2,3; (26) F: 2,81; {F: 2,30-3,00}
Rem.: bathypelagic.
Last update : 05/02/2020
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