Atlantic observation of Calanus marshallae (Copepoda; Calanoida)
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An observation of Calanus marshallae Frost, 1974, on the Atlantic side of the Polar Ocean is reported. Copepods were identified by comparing nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial 16S ribosomal RNA with a previously reported sequence from the Pacific region. Presence of the species in the Barents Sea may explain multi-modal length distributions previously obtained in the region. Potential implications for future identification of Calanus spp, in this region are discussed.