Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Maxillopoda > Subclass Copepoda > Infraclass Neocopepoda > Superorder Gymnoplea > Order Calanoida > Family Spinocalanidae > Genus Spinocalanus

Spinocalanus abyssalis Giesbrecht, 1888

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

SpinocalanusGiesbrecht, 1888accepted genus name


original description

Giesbrecht, W.. 1888. Elenco dei Copepodi pelagici raccolti dal Tenente di vascello Gaetano Chierchia durante il viaggio della R. Corvetta 'Vettor Pisani' negli anni 1882-1885 e dal Tenente di vascello Francesco Orsini nel Mar Rosso, nel 1884. Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rendiconti dell' Classe di Scienze Fisiche Matematiche e Naturali (4)4 sem. 2:284-287, 330-338.

basis of record

Boxshall, G. (2001). Copepoda (excl. Harpacticoida), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 252-268

additional source

Grice, G.D. & K. Hulsemann (1967). Bathypelagic calanoid copepods of the Western Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C. Vol. 122, No. 3583: 1-67.

additional source

Ices Zooplankton sheet n° 32:Copepoda

additional source

Suárez-Morales, E., J. W. Fleeger, and P. A. Montagna. 2009. Free-Living Copepoda (Crustacea) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 841–869 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Statio





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (27 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Copepod Collection
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
GenBank (7 nucleotides; 4 proteins)


Boxshall, G. (2014). Spinocalanus abyssalis Giesbrecht, 1888. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2014). World of Copepods database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:104846




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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