Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Mesaiokeratidae ( Family )
            Mesaiokeras ( Genus )
Mesaiokeras semiplenus  Andronov, 1973   (F,M)
Andronov, 1973 (p.1243, figs.F,M); Fosshagen, 1978 (p.181); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.881, 935, figs.F,M); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.144)
Species Mesaiokeras semiplenus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : Andronov V.N. in Zool. Zh., 1973, 52 (8). [p.1244, Fig.2].
Female (from SE Atlantic): 1-2, habitus (lateral and dorsal, respectively); 3-7, P1 to P5; 9, forehead (ventral); 10, last thoracic segments with P5 and genital segment (ventral).

Copepodiite V female: 8, P5.

Male: 11-12, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); ; 13, P5

Copepodite V Male: 14, P5.

NZ: 2

Distribution map of Mesaiokeras semiplenus by geographical zones
SE Atlant. (South Africa: Cape Basin), SW Atlant. (in Bradford-Grieve & al. 1999)
N: 1
(407) F: 0,48; 0,47; M: 0,42-0,4; {F: 0,47-0,48; M: 0,40-0,42}
Rem.: hyperbenthic. (150-300 m).
Last update : 17/01/2015
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