Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Lucicutiidae ( Family )
        Lucicutia ( Genus )
Lucicutia orientalis  Brodsky, 1950   (F,M)
Brodsky, 1950 (1967) (p.337, Descr.M, figs.M); Hülsemann, 1966 (p.732); Heptner, 1971 (p.137, figs.F,M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.135: M)
Species Lucicutia orientalis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : K.A. Brodskii in Calanoida of the Far Eastern Seas and Polar Basin of the USSR. Opred. Fauna SSSR, 1950, 35 (Israel Program for Scientific Translations, Jerusalem, 1967) [p.337, Fig.235].
Male (from NW Pacific): habitus (dorsal and lateral right side); S1, P1; S5 Le, left P5; Ri, right P5.

Species Lucicutia orientalis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : M.V. Heptner in Trudy. Inst. Okeanol., 1971, 92. [p.138, Fig.32].
Female (from Kuril-Kamchatka Trench). r, rostrum; pbs I, spine-like process on outer margin of basis of P1.

Male: pbs V, inner distal margin of basis of left P5 with rows of spinous processes around inner distal angle.

Species Lucicutia orientalis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresLucicutia orientalis male:
1 - P1 with 2-segmented endopod;
2 - Caudal rami less than 10 times longer than wide.
3 - Inner distal corner of basis of P5 without strong spine.
4 - Basis of left P5 ornamented differently from L. oblonga.
5 - Caudal rami about 3 to 5 times longer than wide.
6 - A1 at most reaching to end of caudal rami; basis of left P5 different from L. longiserrata.
7 - Cephalosome without lateral projections (in dorsal view); right A1 reaching only to tip of caudal rami; inner margin of basis of right P5 with small tooth-like projection; inner distal corner of basis of left leg not ending in single point.
8 - Lateral spinous processes on cephalosome directed posterolaterally; caudal rami shorter than urosome.
9 - Caudal rami 6.5 times longer than wide.

Compl. Ref.:
Homma & al., 2011 (p.29, Table 3, abundance, feeding pattern: suspension feeders)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Lucicutia orientalis by geographical zones
Station Knot, NW Pacif., Kuril-Kamchatka Trench, Okhotsk Sea, S Aleutian Is.
N: 5
(22) M: 3,5; (23) F: 3,84-3,46; M: 3,69-3,5; {F: 3,46-3,84; M: 3,50-3,69}
Rem.: bathy & abyssopelagic (1000-7100 m).
Last update : 16/01/2015
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