Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Lucicutiidae ( Family )
        Lucicutia ( Genus )
Lucicutia major  Wolfenden, 1911   (F)
Wolfenden, 1911 (p.317, Descr.F); Sewell, 1948 (p.523); Hülsemann, 1966 (p.727); Grice & Hülsemann, 1967 (p.18, 29, figs.F, Rem.); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.883, 945, fig.F); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.133: F)
Species Lucicutia major - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice & K. Huisemann in Proc. U.S. natn. Mus., 1967, 122 (3583). [p.56, Figs.144-147].
Female: 144, forehead (dorsal); 145, 5th thoracic segment and urosome (dorsal); 146, idem (lateral right side); 147, P5.

Nota: The one specimen differs from the original description (Wolfenden, 1911) in that the A1 exceeds the end of the furca by about 4 segments. Left furcal ramus slightly longer than the right one instead of being considerably longer as mentioned in the original description.

Species Lucicutia major - Plate 2 of morphological figuresLucicutia major 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 with 1 pair lateral spinous projections.
4 - Genital double-somite symmetrical (dorsal view).
5 - Anal somite much shorter than caudal ramus.
6 - P5 with 3-segmented endopod.
7 - Characters not combined between distal 3 to 4 segments of A1 reaching beyond tip of caudal ramus and body length less than 3mm.
8 - Cephalosome with 1 pair of rounded lateral projections.
9 - Anal somite shorter than preceding somite; caudal rami longer than urosome.

NZ: 2

Distribution map of Lucicutia major by geographical zones
S Atlant. (off E St. Paul Is., off E Tristan da Cunha), W Indian
N: 3
(10) F: 8,2-8; {F: 8,00-8,20}
Last update : 16/01/2015
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