Calanoid copepods of the genus Euchirella from the Gulf of Mexico.
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During the examination of a total of 93 zooplankton tows taken from various depth ranges between the surface and a depth of about 3000 m in the Gulf of Mexico, 5622 specimens belonging to 9 Euchirella species were found. On the basis of these specimens, each species is characterized with pertinent descriptions and illustrations for its easy identification. The relative abundance and bathymetrical distribution of each species by day and night are briefly discussed. A key to the species is given.