Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Acartiidae ( Family )
            Acartiella ( Genus )
Acartiella faoensis  Khalaf, 1991   (F,M)
Syn.: Acartia (Acartiella) faoensis Khalaf, 1991 (p.80, figs.F,M); 2007 (p.179, figs. Juv.1-5); Al-Yamani & al., 2011 [p.88, figs.F,M)
Species Acartiella faoensis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : T.A. Khalaf in Marina Mesopotamica, 1991, 6 (1). [p.84].
Female: proportional lengths of segments of A1.

Nota: A1 22-segmented; none of the segments with spines. Basipod 1 of P5 fused medially, basipod 2 twice as long as wide with a single long plumose seta inserted at about 0.8 the distance along the lateral margin, te outer marginal seta of the same length as the exopod;both exopod and endopod present, exopod with a sharp point and bearing a single seta-like spine on its external margin at about the junction of the middle and distal thirds.


Species Acartiella faoensis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : T.A. Khalaf in Marina Mesopotamica, 1991, 6 (1). [p.83].
Female: proportional lengths of urosome segments and right caudal ramus (furcal branch).

Nota: All abdominal segments devoided of spines.


Species Acartiella faoensis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : T.A. Khalaf in Marina Mesopotamica, 1991, 6 (1). [p.84].
Male: proportional lengths of segments of right A1.

Nota: Right A1 17-segmented; modified to form a grasping organ; segment 12 with 1 sharp spine, segment 17 with rows of small spines on the distal marginal corner. P1-P4 as in the female.


Species Acartiella faoensis - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : T.A. Khalaf in Marina Mesopotamica, 1991, 6 (1). [p.84].
Male: proportional lengths of urosome segments and right caudal ramus.


Species Acartiella faoensis - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : T.A. Khalaf in Marina Mesopotamica, 1991, 6 (1). [p.86, Table 1].
Comparison list of characters of A. faoensis and A. kempi females.
Ri = endopod; Re = exopod.


Species Acartiella faoensis - Plate 6 of morphological figuresissued from : M. Ali, Al-Yamani F. & Khalaf T.A. in Crustaceana, 2009, 82 (8). [Fig.4].
Female (from 29°53'24.6''N, 48°09'29.8''E): a-b, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); e, P5.

Male: c-d, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); f, P5.

Scale bars: a-d, 0.2 mm; e-f, 0.1 mm.


Species Acartiella faoensis - Plate 7 of morphological figuresissued from : Y. Al-Yamani, V. Skryabin, A. Gubanova, S. khvorov & I. Prusova in Marine Zooplankton Practical Guide for the Northwestern Arabian Gulf, 2, 201. [p.89, Fig.224]; As .
Female (from Kuwait): a-b, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); c, urosome (dorsal).


Species Acartiella faoensis - Plate 8 of morphological figuresissued from : Y. Al-Yamani, V. Skryabin, A. Gubanova, S. khvorov & I. Prusova in Marine Zooplankton Practical Guide for the Northwestern Arabian Gulf, 2, 2011. [p.89, Fig.225]; As Acartia (Acartiella) faoensis
Male: a-b, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); c, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Ajeel & Khalaf, 1995 (p.137)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Acartiella faoensis by geographical zones
Loc:
NW Arabian Gulf (Khor Al-Zubair & Khor Abdulla)
N: 3
Lg.:
(949) F: 0,9-1,15; M: 0,9-1; (1085) F: 1,0-1,28; M: 0,95-1,2; {F: 0,90-1,28; M: 0,90-1,20}
Rem.: For Khalaf (1991, p.85) the present species together with Acartiella kempi (Sewell, 1914) from the Gulf of Mannar differ from all other species of the genus in that the male has a well developed chela on the right P5 with the basipod drawn out to work with the exopod, but female and male differ each other by the characteristics shown in tables 1 and 2.
Last update : 23/12/2011
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By Mohammad Ali 2010-07-02 16:04:59    ( Citation of this remark )
This species (female, male and juveniles) was also reported from around Bubiyan Island in the north of Kuwait, an area that is very close to the area reported by Khalaf, 1991 and for more details, it is possible to refer to: 
Ali, M., F. Al-Yamani and T. A. Khalaf. 2009. Observation of Acartia (Acartiella) faoensis (Copepoda, Calanoida, Acartiidae) near Bubiyan Island in the north of Kuwait. Crustaceana 82 (8): 1073-1077.

 

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