Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Acartiidae ( Family )
            Acartia ( Genus )
                Odontacartia ( Sub-Genus )
Acartia (Odontacartia) mertoni  Steuer, 1917   (F,M)
Syn.: Acartia pacifica var. mertoni Steuer, 1917 (p.255); 1923 (p.29, figs.F,M); Sewell, 1933 (p.29); Früchtl, 1924 b (p.57);
Acartia pacifica forma mertoni : Greenwood, 1978 (p.15, figs.F,M, Rem.); Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (Rem.: p.226).
Ueda & Bucklin, 2006 (p.86, Rem., tab.1).
Species Acartia (Odontacartia) mertoni - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : J.G. Greenwood in Proc. R. Soc. Qd, 1978, 89. [p.16, Fig.7, c, e, g, h]. As Acartia pacifica forma mertoni.
Female (from Moreton Bay, E Australia):c, posterior metasome and urosome (dorso-lateral); h, P5.
Nota: P5 with base of terminal spine gibbose and margins of spine finely denticulate (as in A. pacifica), but seta and spine of similar length (seta twice length of spine in A. pacifica.

Male: e, posterior metasome and urosome (dorso-lateral); g, P5.
Nota: 3rd urosomal segment with 2 larger spines dorsolaterally on posterior margin, row of 6-8 spinules between.

Species Acartia (Odontacartia) mertoni - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Steuer in Arb. zool. Inst. Innsbruck, 1923, 1 (5). [p.30, Figs.138-141]. As Acartia (Odontacartia) pacifica var. mertoni.
Female (from Aru Island): 138-139, last thoracic segment and urosome (dorasl); 140a, P5 (ventral); 140b, P5 (lateral).

Male: 139, last thoracic segment and urosome (dorsolateral); 141, P5.

NZ: 2

Distribution map of Acartia (Odontacartia) mertoni by geographical zones
Malaysia (Kurau), Moluccas, Indonesia (Aru Is.); E. Australia (Moreton Bay)
N: 3
(164) F: 0,98; M: 0,93; {F: 0,98; M: 0,93}
Last update : 23/09/2014
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