Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Lucicutiidae ( Family )
        Lucicutia ( Genus )
Lucicutia pera  A. Scott, 1909   (F,M)
Syn.: Lucicutia lucida : Sars, 1925 (p.219, figs.F,M); Mazza, 1962 (p.339, fig.F); 1967 (p.321, 367); Hure & Scotto di Carlo, 1968 (p.27)
A. Scott, 1909 (p.129, Descr.F, figs.F); Sewell, 1948 (p.553); Tanaka, 1963 (p.45, figs.M, Rem.); Hülsemann, 1966 (p.735, figs.F, M); Lapernat, 1999 (p.23, 55, fig.M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.132: F; p.134: M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.344, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Lucicutia pera - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : O. Tanaka in Publs Seto Mar. Biol. Lab., 1963, XI (1). [p.45, Fig.170].
Male: a, urosome (dorsal); b, P1; c, P5 (blown: 1st basal segment of right leg with a spinous process and haired protuberances)

Species Lucicutia pera - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.O. Sars in Résult. Camp. Scient. Prince Albert I, 69, pls.1-127 (1924). [Pl.LIX, figs.6-11]. As Lucicutia lucida.
Female: 6, habitus (dorsal); 7, P1; 8, P5; 9, genital segment (lateral left side); 10, anal segment and caudal rami (dorsal).
Nota issued from Hülsemann (1966, p.739): Genital segment asymmetrical (dorsal view).

Male: 11, P5.
Nota issued from Hülsemann (1966, p.742): Anal segment in length about 2/3 of furca, but still longer than preceding segment. A1 reaching middle of furca.

Species Lucicutia pera - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Scott in Siboga-Expedition, 1909, XIX a. [Plate XL, Figs.1-9].
Female (from Celebes Sea and Banda Sea): 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, forehead (lateral); 3, last thoracic and genital segments (left side); 4, A1; 5, Md (masticatory edge); 6, Mx2; 7, Mxp; 8, P1; 9, P5.

Species Lucicutia pera - Plate 4 of morphological figuresLucicutia pera 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 asymmetrical (dorsal view).

Species Lucicutia pera - Plate 5 of morphological figuresLucicutia lpera male:
1 - P1 with 3-segmented endopod.
2 - Cephalosome without lateral projections.
3 - Right A1 reaching at most 2 segments beyond tip of caudal rami.
4 - Caudal rami at most 7 times longer than wide.
5 - Inner margin of basis of right P5 with spiny process.
6 - Anal somite about 67 % as long as caudal rami but longer than preceding somite; A1 reaching tomiddle of anal somite.

Compl. Ref.:
Roe, 1972 (p.277, tabl.1, tabl.2); Deevey & Brooks, 1977 (p.256, tab.2, Station "S"); Vives, 1982 (p.293); Scotto di Carlo & Ianora, 1983 (p.150); Scotto di Carlo & al., 1984 (1043); Lozano Soldevilla & al., 1988 (p.59); Scotto di Carlo & al., 1991 (p.270); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.102); Lapernat & Razouls, 2001 (p.123, tab.1); Koppelmann & Weikert, 2007 (p.266: tab.3); Mazzocchi & Di Capua, 2010 (p.426); Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones); Hure M. & al. (2018, p.12: Rem.)
NZ: 5

Distribution map of Lucicutia pera by geographical zones
Species Lucicutia pera - Distribution map 3
Chart of 1996
Canary Is., off Bermuda (Station "S"), Sargasso Sea, Medit. (Alboran Sea, W Basin, Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, off Malta, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Lebanon Basin), Indonesia-Malaysia (Celebes Sea), Japan (Suruga Bay)
N: 15
(1) F: 3,6; (5) F: 4; (26) M: 2,85; (199) F: 2,89; (340) M: 3,3; {F: 2,89-4,00; M: 2,85-3,30}
Rem.: Bathypelagic. Overall Depth Range in Sargasso Sea: 500-1500 m (Deevey & Brooks, 1977, Station "S");
Presumably confused with Lucicutia lucida by various authors.
After Lapernat & Razouls (2002, p.19) the Itoh's index value = 529 (number of teeth: 11) on the right Md, and 670.7 on the left Md (number of teeth: 10).
Last update : 27/10/2020
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