Hase talpamorphicus gen. et

Corgosinho, Paulo H. C., Kihara, Terue C., Schizas, Nikolaos V., Ostmann, Alexandra, Arbizu, Pedro Martinez & Ivanenko, Viatches, 2018, Traditional and confocal descriptions of a new genus and two new species of deep water Cerviniinae Sars, 1903 from the Southern Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea: with a discussion on the use of , ZooKeys 766, pp. 1-38: 1

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Hase talpamorphicus gen. et

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Hase talpamorphicus gen. et  sp. n. Figs 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Type material.

Holotype female dissected on 21 slides (reg. no. SMF 37133/1-21) from station 1164, multi corer 9. Undissected paratypes: one female (reg. no. SMF 37134/1) from station 1151, MUC 12 and one subadult copepopid stage V (CV) (reg. no. SMF 37135/1) from station 1151, MUC 10. All specimens were collected during the Overflow, Circulation and Biodiversity Expedition of the RV “Meteor” (Cruise No. M85/3).

Type locality.

Norwegian Sea (IceAGE cruise M85/3, 1164) (Fig. 1; Table 1).


The specific epithet is built by combining the Latin talpa, meaning a mole, and the ancient Greek lexeme μορφώ ( morphó), "the Shapely One".


Female. Total body length 986.7 μm (holotype) and 1000.0 μm (paratype) (N = 2; mean = 993.4 μm). Largest width measured at posterior margin of P2-bearing somite: 400.0 μm (holotype) and 437.5 μm (paratype) (N = 2; mean = 418.7 μm).

Body (Fig. 12 A–C) with clear distinction between prosome and narrower urosome. Prosome 5-segmented, with cephalosome and four free pedigerous somites. Cephalosome with minute spinules covering surface and anastomosing reticulation towards rostrum and along margins; additional ornamentation consisting of sensilla and pores; posterior margin slightly serrate. Pedigerous somites with reticulation along posterior margins and ornamentation consisting of sensilla; lateral margins of third and fourth pedigerous somites expanded posteriorly forming hook-like projections laterally; posterior margins serrate.

Urosome (Figs 12 A–C, 13A, B) 5-segmented, comprising P5-bearing somite, genital double-somite, two free abdominal somites, and telson. Urosomites with surface ornamentation consisting of sensilla and minute spinules, spinules more conspicuous ventrally; posterior margin serrate and with reticulated surface, genital double-somite and two free abdominal somites with hook-like projections ventrolaterally, larger in somite anterior to telson.

Genital double-somite (Figs 12C, 13B, E, 19D) original segmentation indicated by transverse, serrate surface ridge with reticulation and sensilla dorsal and laterally, completely fused ventrally; genital field (Figs 12C, 13B, E, 19D) with copulatory pore completely visible, not covered by a proximal flap as observed for the previous species, located in a well-developed median depression; gonopores covered by operculum derived from sixth legs and by anteriorly directed and straight flap arising from somite wall; P6 bearing two naked setae.

Telson (Figs 12 A–C, 13A, B) with well-developed anal operculum; large anal opening with folded and reticulated cuticle; surface ornamentation consisting of pair of sensilla dorsally, minute spinules and pair of pores ventrally; ventral posterior margin with minute setules.

Furca  (Figs 12 A–C, 13 A–D, 14D, E) symmetrical; approximately 3.4 × as long as maximum width; distinctly convergent. Each ramus with seven setae: seta I, spiniform and bipinnate, close to anterior margin; seta II, spiniform and bipinnate, located dorsally; seta III spiniform and bipinnate, located at outer distal corner; setae IV and V fused basally, seta IV bipinnate, seta V bipinnate and 4 × longer than seta IV; seta VI minute and naked; seta VII tri-articulate at base and pinnate.

Rostrum (Fig. 12A, C) fused to cephalic shield; tip slightly bifid; with pair of sensilla and midventral tube-pore near apex.

A1 (Figs 14A, 15A, B) 7-segmented. Shape as in previous species. Segment I the longest, with rows of setules along outer and inner margins, with small spinules along outer distal corner; segment III with aesthetasc fused basally to seta and set on distinct pedestal; segment VII with aesthetasc fused basally to one naked seta.

Armature formula: I-[one pinnate], II-[four naked + three bipinnate + two missing elements], III-[eleven naked + one bipinnate + (one naked + ae)], IV- [three naked], V-[two naked], VI-[two naked], VII- [three naked, three pinnate + (one naked + ae)].

A2 (Figs 14B, C, 15C, D) 3-segmented, comprising cylindrical coxa and allobasis, and flattened 1-segmented enp. Coxa small, with spinules along inner margin. Basis and enp-1 fused, forming elongate allobasis, with denticles along abexopodal margin and patch of spinules; abexopodal seta bipinnate. Free enp ornamented with rows of spinules on anterior surface; medial armature consisting of three pectinate spines and one bipinnate seta; apical armature consisting of four pectinate spines, one naked seta and three elements fused basally (one bipinnate seta, one unipinnate seta and one small flattened seta). Exp 4-segmented; distal segment with row of spinules; armature formula: I-[two pinnate], II-[one pinnate], III-[one pinnate], IV-[three pinnate].

Md (Figs 16A, 17A). Coxa with well-developed musculature, gnathobase curved inwards, with several multicuspidate teeth and one bipinnate seta on inner distal margin; rows of spinules near insertion area of bipinnate seta. Palp well developed, with basis, enp and exp. Basis with four bipinnate setae and surface ornamentation as indicated in Figure 14A. Enp 1-segmented with three lateral setae (two bipinnate and one unipinnate) and seven apical setae (four naked, two bipinnate and one unipinnate). Exp 4-segmented, exp-1 as long as next three segments combined; armature formula: I-[two bipinnate], II-[one bipinnate], III-[one bipinnate], IV-[two bipinnate].

Mx1 (Figs 16B, C, 17B). Praecoxa with row of spinules as shown; arthrite well developed, with two pinnate setae on anterior surface, seven pinnate and striated spines and three bipinnate setae along distal margin, two bipinnate setae on posterior surface. Coxa endite cylindrical, bearing six setae (five naked and one pinnate) distally; epipodite absent. Basis and enp fused; basis with eleven setae (nine naked and two bipinnate); enp incorporated into basis, represented by three naked setae. Exp 1-segmented, with two bipinnate setae.

Mx2 (Figs 15D, 16D, 17C, 18A) with syncoxa fused to allobasis and 5-segmented enp. Syncoxa with four endites; proximal coxal endite with five setae (one naked and four pinnate); distal coxal endite almost completely incorporated into syncoxa, with three pinnate setae; proximal basal endite with three setae (two naked and one pinnate); distal basal endite with two naked setae and a pinnate spine. Enp-1 endite forming strong claw; accessory armature consisting of two naked setae, one spine and one tube pore; armature of fused enp-2 represented by three naked setae and one spine. Free enp 3-segmented with armature formula: I-[claw; 3 and tube pore], II-[4]; III-[2], IV-[2], V-[4].

Mxp (Figs 17D, 18B) with elongated protopod and 2-segmented enp. Protopod with rows of spinules along inner and outer margins; syncoxa with three endites; proximal endite with one bipinnate seta and one bipinnate spine; second endite with three bipinnate setae and one bipinnate spine; distal endite with two bipinnate setae and one bipinnate spine; basal endite represented by one naked seta and one unipinnate spine. Enp with armature formula: I-[2], II-[two unipinnate spines + one naked seta + one bipinnate seta].

Pereopods (Figs 18C, D, 19 A–C, 20 A–D) biramous and flattened; exp and enp bent inwards, especially on P1 and P2. Praecoxa without ornamentation. Coxa with row of spinules along distal margin (P1) or anterior surface (P2-P4). Basis with (P1) or without (P2-P4) bipinnate seta on outer proximal corner, with bipinnate seta on inner distal corner, ornamentation consisting of patches of setules along outer (P1) and distal margins. Exp 3-segmented; exp-1 with rows of setules along inner and outer margins, exp-2 with rows of setules along inner (P1, P2) and outer margins (P1, P4). Enp 3-segmented (P1), 2-segmented (P2, P3) and 1-segmented (P4); enp- 1 with rows of setules along outer margin (P2, P3) or naked (P4). P1-P4 spine and setal formulae as follows:

P5 (Figs 13E, 19D). Protopod fused to supporting somite, pointing outwards. Exp with three bipinnate setae.

Male unknown.


P4exp-3 bears two outer spines in the normal condition (formula [II, II+1, I], two females). However, in one female, P4exp-3 displayed [II, II+1, I] on one side and [I, II+1, I] on other side (Fig. 19C)

In the juvenile CV, segmentation and armature of P1-P4 as in Hase lagomorphicus  gen. et sp. n.