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Haloptilus paralongicirrus (Park, 1970)




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  Kingdom Animalia -- animals
   Phylum Arthropoda -- arthropods
  Subphylum Crustacea -- Brünnich, 1772--crustaceans
  Class Crustacea -- Dahl, 1956
  Subclass Copepoda -- Milne-Edwards, 1840--copepods
  Infraclass --
  Superorder --
  Order Calanoida
  Family Augaptilidae
  Genus Haloptilus
  Subgenus nd
  Species paralongicirrus

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Distinguishing features:

FEMALE: Forehead with a long and slightly curved spine. Antennule extends beyond the caudal furca by about five segments. Mandible with 2 teeth, anterior tooth with 2 small spines. In right mandible the small spine on the anterior tooth is not so distinct as in the left. Maxillule bears 4 setae on the one-segmented endopod and 5 setae on the second basal. Maxilla with a long spine on the 5th lobe. Spermathecae are widely separated. Coxa of leg 5 with a small internal seta and basis with a long external seta; endopod segment 1 and 2 with 1 seta each and segment 3 with 6 setae; exopod segment 1 with an outer marginal spine, segment 2 with an outer marginal spine and a small inner spine, segment 3 with 3 inner setae, 1 marginal spine and 1 glandular pore, 2 terminal spines one 4 times longer than the other, terminal margin of this segment serrated.


Prosome length:

Total length:
female; 3 mm (K. Saraladevi, 1977) - 4.3 mm (K. Saraladevi,, 1977)


Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean

Depth distribution: Mesopelagic and bathypelagic


Salinity : 33.35-36.0%o, Temperature : 12.25°C-29.64°C


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This information was compiled and submitted by R. Stephen.

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

Specimen Data Map from OBIS

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