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

Scaphocalanus major (Scott T., 1894)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ScaphocalanusSars G.O., 1900accepted genus name

Species group names

Scaphocalanus medius (Sars G.O., 1907) synonym


basis of record

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

Webber, W.R.; Fenwick, G.D.; Bradford-Grieve, J.M.; Eagar S.G.; Buckeridge, J.S.; Poore, G.C.B.; Dawson, E.W.; Watling, L.; Jones, J.B.; Wells, J.B.J.; Bruce, N.L.; Ahyong, S.T.; Larsen, K.; Chapman, M.A.; Olesen, J.; Ho, J.; Green, J.D.; Shiel, R.J.; Rocha, C.E.F.; Lörz, A.; Bird, G.J.; Charleston, W.A. (2010). Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Crustacea: shrimps, crabs, lobsters, barnacles, slaters, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 2. Kingdom Animalia: Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils. pp. 98-232.

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 (2 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Copepod Collection
GenBank (1 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Scaphocalanus major (Scott T., 1894). 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:220879




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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