New species of the genus Scaphocalanus (Calanoida : Scolecithricidae) from the Iskenderun Bay - northeastern Levantine Basin

Uysal Z., Shmeleva A.

HYDROBIOLOGIA, vol.470, pp.45-48, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 470
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1015660910697
  • Journal Name: HYDROBIOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-48
  • Keywords: Scaphocalanus emine n. sp., Iskenderun Bay, northeastern Levantine Basin
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A new calanoid copepod species Scaphocalanus emine n. sp. is described for the first time from the Iskenderun Bay, northeastern Levantine Basin. S. emine is similar to S. affinis (Sars, 1905) having both identical orientation of the posterolateral corners of the cephalothorax and a median crest on the forehead. The new species is also similar in some features to S. affinis in the structure of Re1P1- lacking the outer marginal spine and by the presence of the rounded apex on the distal internal margin. It differs from S. affinis as the median crest on the forehead is smaller and due to the presence of a rudimentary endopod furnished with an apical spine on the P5. Originality in construction of the P1 and P5 distinguish the new species from other Scaphocalanus species.