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Haloptilus longicornis (Giesbrecht & Schmeil, 1898)


Haloptilus longicornis (Giesbrecht & Schmeil, 1898)


Hemicalanus longicornis (Claus, 1863)


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  Kingdom Animalia -- animals
   Phylum Arthropoda -- arthropods
  Subphylum Crustacea -- Brünnich, 1772--crustaceans
  Class Crustacea -- Dahl, 1956
  Subclass Copepoda -- (Milne-Edwards1840)
  Infraclass --
  Superorder Gymnoplea --
  Order Calanoida (Sars1903)
  Family Augaptilidae
  Genus Haloptilus
  Subgenus nd
  Species longcornis Claus, 1863

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Distinguishing features:

FEMALE: Forehead produced into a knobe in dorsal view. Antenna I very long and plumose and extends beyond the end of the caudal furca by about nine segments. Maxilla I with 2 strong teeth, anterior tooth bears a small additional spine. Endopod of maxillule one segmented and carries five setae. Maxilla II without spines. Coxa of leg 5 without seta, basis with a long seta; endopod 1 and 2 carries 1 inner seta each and endopod 3 with 6 setae; exopod segment 1 and 2 bears 1 small outer marginal spine at distal end, segment 3 bears 3 inner setae and 1 small marginal outer spine and two terminal spines, one 4 times longer than the other.

MALE: Forehead somewhat rounded. Leg 5 of left side with coxa bearing one spinous projection and that of the right with a smaller projection; basis bears one long seta on both sides; setations of the endopod segments same on both sides; endopod 1 with out seta, 2 and 3 bearing 1 and 6 setae respectively; exopod segment 1 and 2 bear 1 outer marginal spine each, exopod segment 3 of the left side with 1 small middle spine and 2 terminal spines of almost the same size; exopod 3 of right side with 3 spines, 1 proximal and 2 terminal ,one 3 times longer than the other.


Prosome length:

Total length:
Male; 1.9 mm (K. Saraladevi, 1977) - 2.02 mm (K. Saraladevi, 1977)
Female; 2 mm (K. Saraladevi, 1977) - 2.2 mm (K. Saraladevi, 1977)


Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean

Depth distribution: mesopelagic


Salinity :31.7 - 36.68%o; Temperature : 10.3 C - 30.42° C


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Haloptilus longicornis (after Saraladevi, 1977)
a. female dorsal view, b. male dorsal view, c. urosome female (ventral), d. mandibular blade, e. maxillule, f. maxilla, g. fifth leg (female), h. fifth leg (male).
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Distribution Map

Specimen Data Map from OBIS

The data are from the following sources:
SAHFOS_CPR_ZOOPLANKTON (The Sir Alister Hardy Foundation)
Southampton Oceanography Center Discovery Collections Midwater Database
IndOBIS, Indian Ocean Node of OBIS (INDOBIS)
NODC WOD01 Plankton Database.
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