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Euchaeta marina (Prestandrea, 1833)

This is a common epiplanktonic species known to occur widely in the tropical, subtropical, and temperate zones of the World Ocean. In the Gulf of Mexico and western Caribbean Sea, it is the most common euchaetid species. in the epipelagic zone. Although its bathymetrical distribution extends occasionally down to a depth of about 500 m, its main concentration usually appears between depths of 25 and 100 m.

According to 200 randomly selected specimens for each sex, the female measured 2.84-3.44 mm in body length and 2.08-2.48 mm in prosome length; the male 2.88-3.40 mm in body length and 2.12-2.36 mm in prosome length.
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Park, Taisoo. 1975. "Calanoid copepods of the family Euchaetidae from the Gulf of Mexico and western Caribbean Sea." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.196

Distribution

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lower St. Lawrence estuary; North and South slope of Anticosti Island; to Vineyard Sound and southward
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Habitat

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upper epipelagic of the Gulf and estuary
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Mary Kennedy [email]