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Wolfenden, 1911

Short Description:

Pseudochirella spinosa is an aetideid calanoid copepod known after female (6,20 mm in length) from the Atlantic Ocean.

Taxonomic Description:

Female. (Description after Wolfenden (1911) with modifications). Total length 6.20 mm. Cephalothorax 4 times longer than abdomen. Th5 posterior corners prolonged into straight spines reaching about the midlength of genital segment (dorsal view). A1 shorter than body. Ri1 A2 with 1 seta, Re2 A2 without medial seta. Re P1 3-segmented. Ri P2 2-segmented. P4 coxopodite with 13 spines.

Male unknown.

Vertical distribution:

Found in total haul from 1200 and 3000 m (Wolfenden, 1911).

Geographical distribution:

Species known of type locality only.

Type locality: the Atlantic Ocean between 28°S 20'W and 18°N 30°W (Wolfenden, 1911).

Pseudochirella spinosa