Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Lucicutiidae ( Family )
        Lucicutia ( Genus )
Lucicutia tenuicauda  Sars, 1907   (F,M)
Syn.: no Lucicutia tenuicauda : Grice & Hülsemann, 1965 (p.224)
Sars, 1907 a (p.18); Sars, 1925 (p.212, figs.F,M); Rose, 1933 a (p.194, figs.F,M); Hülsemann, 1966 (p.737, fig.M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.133: F; p.134: M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.348, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Lucicutia tenuicauda - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.O. Sars in Résult. Camp. Scient. Prince Albert I, 69, pls.1-127 (1924). [Pl.LVII, figs.7-11].
Female: 7, habitus (dorsal); 8, P1; 9, P5; 10, anal segment anf caudal rami (dorsal).

Male: 11, P5.

Species Lucicutia tenuicauda - Plate 2 of morphological figuresLucicutia tenuicauda 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 2-segmented endopod.
3 - Cephalosome not with 2 pairs of lateral spinous projections, but with other forms.
4 - A1 not quite reaching midlength of caudal ramus.

Species Lucicutia tenuicauda - Plate 3 of morphological figuresLucicutia tenuicauda male:
1 - P1 with 2-segmented endopod;
2 - Caudal rami more than 10 times longer than wide.
3 - Caudal rami 10 to 12 times longer than wide.
4 - Coxa of right P5 longer than coxa of left leg; inner margin of coxa of right leg with small knob-like process.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.503); C.B. Wilson, 1950 (p.257); Grice & Hulsemann, 1965 (p.224); Björnberg, 1973 (p.344, 387); Lozano Soldevilla & al., 1988 (p.59); Lapernat, 2000 (tabl.3, 4); Salah S. & al., 2012 (p.155, Tableau 1); El Arraj & al., 2017 (p.272, table 2, seasonal composition);
NZ: 8

Distribution map of Lucicutia tenuicauda by geographical zones
Species Lucicutia tenuicauda - Distribution map 2
Chart of 1996
Brazil, off Mauritania, Cap Ghir (Morocco), off Moroccan Atlantic Coast, off W Canary Is., off Lisbon, off S Cape Hatteras, Philippines, China Seas (South China Sea), Hawaii, Bering Sea, N Chile (31° S)
N: 8
(1) F: 5,2; (21) F: 3,8; {F: 3,80}
According to Hülsemann (1966, p.737) the length of the female specimen (? holotype) in the collections of the Musée Océanographique de Monaco was remeasured and found to be 3.80 mm.
Rem.: W. Zhang confirms the presence of this species in the Chinese Seas (pers. comm., 2006).
Last update : 24/10/2022
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