Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Acartiidae ( Family )
            Paracartia ( Genus )
Paracartia africana  Steuer, 1915   (F,M)
Syn.: Acartia (Paracartia ) africana Steuer, 1915 a (p.395, figs.F,M); 1923 (p.19, figs.F,M); Connell & Grindley, 1974 (p.96); Connell, 1981 (p.499);
Acartia africana : Brenning, 1985 a (p.28, Table 2); 1987 (p.35, Rem.);
Acartia asymmetrica Tanaka, 1964 (p.12, figs.F,M)
Ref.:
Unterüberbacher, 1964 (p.31, figs.F,M); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.886, 962, figs.F,M)
Species Paracartia africana - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : Tanaka O. in Scient. Rep. Jap. Antarct. Res. Exped., 1964, (E) 22. [Pl. V]. As Acartia asymmetrica.
Female: a, habitus (dorsal); b, head (right lateral side); c, last thoracic segment and urosome (left lateral side); d, idem (right lateral side); e, A2; f, masticatory edge of Md; g, Mx1; h, Mx2; i, Mxp; j, P1; k, P4; l, P5.


Species Paracartia africana - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : Tanaka O. in Scient. Rep. Jap. Antarct. Res. Exped., 1964, (E) 22. [Pl. VI]. As Acartia asymmetrica.
Female: a, A1.

Male: b, habitus (dorsal); c, last thoracic segment and urosome (right lateral side); d, right A1; e, P5.


Species Paracartia africana - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Steuer in Arb. zool. Inst. Innsbruck, 1923, 1 (5). [p.19, Figs.84-91].
Female: 84, habitus (doral with spematopohore; 85, urosome (lateral) with 2 spermatophores; 86, right caudal ramus (dorsal); 89, P5.
Nota: Last thoracic segment (Th4-5) with points narrow, stronly assymetrical, the left more longer than the right. Caudal seta 2 about larger the others, but larger than the others. Armature of inner margin on half of the terminal claw. i

Male: 87, habitus (dorsal); 88, last thoracic segment and urosome segment 1 (dorsolateral); 90, P5; 91, right A1 (distal portion with geniculation).
Nota: Last thoracic segment (Th4-5) with a drow of spines; Left P5 with basipodite 2 and exopodite 1 separated. 18th segment of the right A1 with proximal part little curved, distal part without tooth.


Species Paracartia africana - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Steuer in Arb. zool. Inst. Innsbruck, 1923, 1 (5). [Taf. V, Figs.51, 55].
Female: 51, genital segment (lateral); 52, genital segment (ventral) with spermatophore plates on each side.


Species Paracartia africana - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Steuer in Zool. Anz., 1915, 45 (9). [p.395, Figs.2, 3].
Female: 2, last thoracic segment and urosome with spermatophore and spermatophore plate.

male: 3, P5.


Species Paracartia africana - Plate 6 of morphological figuresissued from : H.K. Unterüberbacher in Investl Rep. mar. Res. Lab. S.W. Afr., 1964, 11. [Pl.33].
Female (from coast of Namibia): habitus (dorsal) and P5.


Species Paracartia africana - Plate 7 of morphological figuresissued from : H.K. Unterüberbacher in Investl Rep. mar. Res. Lab. S.W. Afr., 1964, 11. [Pl.34].
Male: habitus (dorsal and P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.378); Grindley, 1977 (p.341, Table 2, fig.3, 7, 13); De Decker, 1984 (p.317); Brenning, 1985
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Paracartia africana by geographical zones
Loc:
Atlant. (Afr. S: Namibia, Walfish Bay, Saldanha lagoon, Bay of Cape Town)
N: 9
Lg.:
(114) F: 1,4; M: 1,24; (164) F: 1,307-1,235; M: 1,222-1,157; (432) F: 1,45-1,2; M: 1,3-1,12; (1110) F: 1,4-1,5; M: 1,3; {F: 1,20-1,50; M: 1,12-1,30}
Rem.: Estuaries.
Closely allied to P. latisetosa
Last update : 11/03/2013
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