Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Morphology

Sometimes confused with Calanus simillimus, but of larger size.
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Type Information

Paratype for Calanus propinquus Brady, 1883
Catalog Number: USNM 85604
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1873
Locality: Indian Ocean
Vessel: Challenger R/V
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 326 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 313 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 1243
  Temperature range (°C): -1.862 - 25.291
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.939 - 35.684
  Salinity (PPS): 33.401 - 36.184
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.109 - 8.084
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.110 - 2.697
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.827 - 110.733

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 1243

Temperature range (°C): -1.862 - 25.291

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.939 - 35.684

Salinity (PPS): 33.401 - 36.184

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.109 - 8.084

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.110 - 2.697

Silicate (umol/l): 1.827 - 110.733
 
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Dispersal

Depth range

epipelagic, sometimes deeper.
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