Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Acartiidae ( Family )
            Acartia ( Genus )
                Odontacartia ( Sub-Genus )
Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura  Giesbrecht, 1889   (F,M)
Syn.: no Acartia centrura : Tranter & Abraham, 1971 (p.223, fig.M)
Ref.:
Giesbrecht, 1892 (p.508, 523, 770, figs.F,M); Giesbrecht & Schmeil, 1898 (p.155); Wolfenden, 1911 (p.357); Sewell, 1914 a (p.240); Steuer, 1923 (p.27, figs.F,M); Sewell, 1924 (p.790); 1932 (p.396); Wellershaus, 1969 (p.273, figs.F); Goswami & Goswami, 1973 (p.242, fig.1, karyotype); Berdugo, 1974 (p.85); Abraham, 1976 (p.73, 79, figs.F,M); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.886, 962, figs.F,M)
Species Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : W. Giesbrecht in Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892, 19. [Taf.43, Fig.9].
Male: 9, thoracic segment 5 and urosome (dorsal).


Species Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : W. Giesbrecht in Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892, 19. [Taf.30, Fig.31].
Male: 31, P5.


Species Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : W. Giesbrecht in Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892, 19. [Taf.30, Fig.26].
Female: 26, P5.


Species Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura - Plate 4 of morphological figuresIssued from : S. Wellershaus in Veröff. Inst. Meeresforsch. Bremerh., 1969, 11 (2). [p.274, Fig.86-87].
Female (from Cochin Backwater, S. India): 86, P5 (terminal spines seen in two different aspects); 87, last thoracic segment and urosome (dorsal).
Nota: The specimens tend to reduce or loose spines on the urosoal segments 1-3. In some females segment 9 of A1 bears one ot two small spinules near the distal margin on the posterior side.
Scale : single line = 0.1 mm ; double line = 0.05 mm.


Species Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : S. Abraham in Crustaceana, 1976, 30 (1). [p.75, Figs.4-6].
Female (from Cochin, India): 4, urosome (dorsal); 5, P5; 6, right A1.


Species Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura - Plate 6 of morphological figuresissued from : S. Abraham in Crustaceana, 1976, 30 (1). [p.76, Figs.13-16].
Female: 16, Md (masticatory edge).

Male (from eastern Mediterranean): 13, posterior part of last thoracic segment and urosome (dorsal); 14, P5 (posterior view); 15, right A1.


Species Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura - Plate 7 of morphological figuresissued from : S. Abraham in Crustaceana, 1976, 30 (1). [p.79, Table I].
Comparative list of characters female of A. bowmani and A. centrura.


Species Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura - Plate 8 of morphological figuresissued from : S. Abraham in Crustaceana, 1976, 30 (1). [p.79, Table II].
Comparative list of characters male of A. bowmani and A. centrura.

Compl. Ref.:
Thompson & Scott, 1903 (p.236, 254); Sewell, 1948 (p.324, 431, 461); Delalo, 1968 (p.138); Patel, 1975 (p.660); Madhupratap & Haridas, 1986 (p.105, tab.2); Ramaiah & Nair, 1997 (tab.1); Nair & Ramaiah, 1998 (p.272, fig.4); Achuthankutty & al., 1998 (p.1, Table 2, fig.5); Mauchline, 1998 (tab.78); Dalal & Goswami, 2001 (p.23, tab.2); Belmonte & Potenza, 2001 (p.173); El-Serehy & al., 2001 (p.119, tab.1); Madhu & al., 2007 (p.54, Table 4, abundance vs monsoon); Rakhesh & al., 2008 (p.154, abundance vs stations); Cornils & al., 2010 (p.2076, Table 3); Zenetos & al., 2010 (p.397); Rakhesh & al., 2013 (p.7, Table 1, abundance vs stations);
NZ: 4 + 2 doubtful

Distribution map of Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura by geographical zones
Species Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura - Distribution map 3
Chart of 1996
Species Acartia (Odontacartia) centrura - Distribution map 4issued from : C.T. Achuthankutty, N. Ramaiah & G. Padmavati in Pelagic biogeograpgy ICoPB II. Proc. 2nd Intern. Conf. Final report of SCOR/IOC working group 93, 9-14 July 1995. Workshop Report No. 142, Unesco, 1998. [p.8, Fig.6].
Salinity ranges for A. centrura in coastal and estuarine waters of Goa (India).
Shaded area indicates the range of higher abundance.
Loc:
Atlant. (off N Ste Helene), E Medit (Israel coast)., Suez Canal, Red Sea, Oman Sea, Bombay, Mandovi-Zuari estuary, Kerala, Goa, Sri Lanka, India (NW, Saurashtra coast, Godavari estuary, Kinada Bay, Chilka Lake), Burma, Indonesia (SW Celebes)
N: 21 (Atlant.: ?1; Medit.: 1; Suez Canal: 2; Red Sea: 2; N Indian: 15, Indonesia: 1)
Lg.:
(46) F: 1,24-1,2; M: 1,03; (80) F: 1,13; M: 1,028; (172) F: 1,3-1,2; (919) F: 1,35; M: 1,25; {F: 1,13-1,30; M: 1,03}
Rem.: ± brackish (Salinity:10 to31 p.1000), estuary-neritic.
The dimensions seem to be correlated with the salinity.
Report of this form off SW Ireland by I.C. Thompson (1903 a, p. 31) needs to be confirmed, as well as the form reported by Dakin & Colefax (1933, p.207) in Australia (New South-Wales).
Possible introduction in the Mediterranean from the Red Sea.
Last update : 20/08/2014
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By Ioanna Siokou-Frangou 2010-11-22 11:16:28    ( Citation of this remark )
The species is not mentioned by Delalo (1966); I checked the list of species in table 4 p.69 of the russian text.

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