Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Lucicutiidae ( Family )
        Lucicutia ( Genus )
Lucicutia sarsi  Hülsemann, 1966   
Syn.: Lucicutia maxima (F): Sars, 1925 (p.211, figs.F); Sewell, 1932 (p.295, 296, text-fig.94: M)
Hülsemann, 1966 (p.736, figs.F,M, Rem.); Grice & Hulsemann, 1968 (tab.2); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.132: F; p.133: M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.346, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Lucicutia sarsi - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.O. Sars in Résult. Camp. Scient. Prince Albert I, 69, pls.1-127 (1924). [Pl.LVII, figs.1-5]. As Lucicutia maxima.
Female: 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, A2; 3, P1; 4, P5; 5, caudal rami (dorsal).

Species Lucicutia sarsi - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : R.B.S. Sewell in Mem. Indian Mus., 1932, X (continued). [p.286, Fig.94]. As Lucicutia maxima
Male: habitus, dorsal (arrangment of the cutaneous pores).
Hülsemann (1966, p.730) points to Sewell's description does not agree with his fig.94. In the figure, the caudal rami are as long as the abdomen; in the text, Sewell says it is half as long as the abdomen. Thus his figure agrees with L. sarsi and the description with L. ayurita. The author beliefs that Sewell found males of two species (sarsi and aurita.

Species Lucicutia sarsi - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : K. Hülsemann in Bull. Mar. Sc., 1966, 16 (4). [p.724, Fig.99].
Male: 99, habitus (dorsal).

Species Lucicutia sarsi - Plate 4 of morphological figuresLucicutia sarsi 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 strong lateral spinous projections
9 - Caudal rami 13 times longer than wide, about as long as urosome.

Species Lucicutia sarsi - Plate 5 of morphological figuresLucicutia sarsi male:
1 - P1 with 3-segmented endopod.
2 -Cephalosome with 1 pair of strong lateral spinous projections.
3 - Caudal rami nearly as long as urosomal somites; anal somite markedly longer than wide. .

NZ: 3

Distribution map of Lucicutia sarsi by geographical zones
Species Lucicutia sarsi - Distribution map 2
Chart of 1996
Bay of Biscay, off Lisbon, Bay of Bengal, off Juan Fernandez Is., Chile
N: 4
(1) F: 9,65; {F: 9,65}
Rem.: For Hülsemann (1966, p.736) this species is distinguished from L. maxima Steuer, by having only one pair of spine-like protrusions on each side of the head and by its long and slender caudal rami. It is distinguished from L. major by the long anal segment, and from L. aurita and L. grandis by the long and slender caudal rami.
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