Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Acartiidae ( Family )
            Acartia ( Genus )
                Acartiura ( Sub-Genus )
Acartia (Acartiura) ensifera  Brady, 1899   (F,M)
Syn.: Acartia clausi : Krämer, 1895 (p.219); Steuer, 1923 (p.10, figs.F,M); Farran, 1929 (part., p.210, 281); Sewell, 1948 (p.419); Bradford, 1972 (p.48, figs.F,M)
Ref.:
Brady, 1918 (p.28, figs.F,M); Bradford, 1976 (p.184, figs.F,M, Rem.); McKinnon & al., 1992 (p.254, 256, Rem.); Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (p.222, figs.F,M, figs.187, 195)
Species Acartia (Acartiura) ensifera - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford in N.Z. J. Mar. Freshw. Res., 1976, 10 (1). [p.184, 185, Figs.20, 21].
Female (from New Zealand: Wellington Harbour): 1a, habitus (lateral view); 1b, idem (dorsal view); 1c-e, P5; 2a-c, genital segment (dorsal view); 2d-f, idem (lateral view); 2g, idem (ventral view).


Species Acartia (Acartiura) ensifera - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford in N.Z. J. Mar. Freshw. Res., 1976, 10 (1). [Fig.22].
Male (from New Zealand: Wellington Harbour): a, habitus (dorsal view); b, idem (lateral view); c, terminal segment of left P5; d, posterior surface of P5.


Species Acartia (Acartiura) ensifera - 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.215, Fig.159].
Female: A, habitus (dorsal); B, idem (right lateral side); C, A1; D, A2; E, Md; F, Mx1; G, Mx2; H, Mxp; I, P1; J, P2; K, P3; L, P4; M, P5


Species Acartia (Acartiura) ensifera - Plate 4 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.216, Fig.160].
Male: A, habitus (dorsal); B, idem (right lateral side); C, genital somite (dorsal); D, right A1; E, A2; F, Md (mandibular palp); G, Md (mandibular blade); H, Mx1; I, Mx2; J, Mxp; K, P1; L, P2; M, P3; N, P4; O, P5 (R = right leg; L = left leg); P, terminal exopod segment of right P5.


Species Acartia (Acartiura) ensifera - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford in Mem. N. Z. Oceonogr. Inst., 1972, 54. [p.49, Fig.13, (10-12]. As Zcartia clausi.
Female (from Kaikoura, New Zealand): 10, habitus (dorsal); 11, P5.

Male: 12, P5.

Scale bars: 0.1 mm.

Nota: One of the most common copepods, nearly always concentrated in greatest numbers at the surface.

Compl. Ref.:
James & Wilkinson, 1988 (p.249, Table 1, 2, biomass, carbon ingestion); Razouls & al., 2000 (p.343, tab. 3, Appendix)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Acartia (Acartiura) ensifera by geographical zones
Loc:
off New Zealand, Cape Farewell-South Taranaki Bight region, Kaikoura, Wellington Harbour, sub-Antarct. (Auckland Is.)
N: 4
Lg.:
(35) F: 1,25-1,12; M: 1,18-1,05; (116) F: 0,98-0,77; M: 0,86; (164) F: 1,2-0,76; M: 0,689-0,61; (174) F: 1,03-0,98; M: 0,92-0,81; {F: 0,76-1,25; M: 0,61-1,18}
Rem.: Sampling depth (sub-Antarct.) : 0-200 m
Last update : 22/09/2014
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