Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Acartiidae ( Family )
            Acartia ( Genus )
                Acartiura ( Sub-Genus )
Acartia (Acartiura) simplex  Sars, 1905   (F,M)
Syn.: Acartia clausi (part.) : Jillett,1971 (p.55).
Sars, 1905 (p.375, figs.F,M); Steuer, 1923 (p.9, figs.F,M); Bradford, 1976 (p.187, figs.F,M, Rem.); McKinnon & al., 1992 (p.256, Rem.); Gaughan & Potter, 1995 (tab.1); Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (p.224, figs.F,M, Rem., figs.187, 195).
Species Acartia (Acartiura) simplex - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford in N.Z. J. Mar. Freshw. Res., 1976, 10 (1). [p.187, 188, Figs.23, 24].
Female (from New Zealand): 1a, habitus (dorsal view); 1b, idem (lateral view); 1c-d, P5; 2a-c, genital segment (dorsal view); 2d-f, idem (lateral view).

Species Acartia (Acartiura) simplex - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford in N.Z. J. Mar. Freshw. Res., 1976, 10 (1). [p.189, Fig.25].
Male (from New Zealand): a, habitus (lateral view); b, idem (dorsal view); c, posterior metasome in left lateral view); d, anterior surface of right P5 exopod segment 2; e, terminal segment of left P5; f, posterior surface of P5. From the lagoon on Chatham Islands (New Zealand).
Rem: P5 = fifth leg

Species Acartia (Acartiura) simplex - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford-Grieve in The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic Calanoid Copepoda. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). NIWA Biodiversity Memoir, 111, 1999. [p.224, Fig.166].
Female: A, habitus (dorsal); B, urosome (right lateral side); C, urosome (dorsal).

Male: D, habitus (dorsal); E, urosome (dorsal); F, urosome (left side); G, P5.

Nota: The specimens differ from the Bradford's (1976) description in the degree of ornementation on the urosome of both sexes. A close examination of variability in the species is required.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.419); Gissi & al., 2013 (p.86, Table 3, copper toxicity).
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Acartia (Acartiura) simplex by geographical zones
New Zealand (North Island SE), Chatham Is., SW Australia (Wilson Inlet)
N: 4
(164) F: 0,78; (174) F: 1,18-1,04; M: 0,98-0,93; F: 1,11; M: 0,99-0,97; {F: 0,78-1,18; M: 0,93-0,99}
Rem.: brackish, epipelagic.
Last update : 22/09/2014
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