Pseudochirella batillipa

Pseudochirella batillipa Park, 1978

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Description

Morphology

Female: Posterior corners of the last thoracic segment reach the middle of the genital segment, and end with small conical bumps. Abdomen is 3.8 times shorter than the cephalothorax. A1 is almost as long as the body.Genital segment is symmetrical. P1-P4 are typical for genus. Coxopodite of P4 with 10-12 spines.

Male: Abdomen is 3.2 times shorter than the cephalothorax. Posterior corners of the last thoracic segment lack spines. A1 reach the fourth abdominal segment. The distal part of the second segment of the exopodite of P5 is sabre-shaped.

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Size

Female: 5,58-6,10 mm
Male: 5,40 mm

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Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Bipolar species; Antarctic (S. Sandwich Islands, Pacific Ocean), Spitsbergen, Arctic Basin, Kuril Islands

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Habitat

Oceanic, bathy- to abyssopelagic species.

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References

C., R., de F. B., J. K., & N. D. (2011).  Diversity and Geographic Distribution of Marine Planktonic Copepods.