Siphonostomatoida ( Order )
Pontoeciellidae Giesbrecht, 1895 ( Siphonostomatoida )
Syn.: Pontoeciellinae Giesbrecht, 1895 b (p.186); 1897 (p.18); 1899 (p.104)
Ref.: Heron & Damkaer, 1969 (p.22); Razouls, 1982 (p.721); Bowman & Abele, 1982 (p.13); Marcotte, 1982 (p.195); Boxshall, 1986 (p.175); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.422); Razouls, 1993 (p.313); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.16; 811: Def.); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.405, Rem..)
Rem.: Pelagic. 1 G.: Pontoeciella.
Family Pontoeciellidae - Plate 1Issued from : G.A. Boxshall & S.H. Halsey in The Ray Society, 2004, N°166, Part II. [p.812, Fig.278].
A, Pontoeciella abyssicola female; B, cephalosome; C, Mx1; D, Mxp: E, Md; F, A2; G, Mx2; H, male; I, anterior portion of urosome; J, A1.
from Boxshall, 1979.

Family Pontoeciellidae - Plate 2Issued from : Boxshall & Halsey in The Ray Society, 2004, N°166, Part II. [p.811].
Armature formula of swimming legs P1 to P4.
Nota: Swimming legs P1 to P4 biramous with 3-segmented rami. Intercoxal sclerites present. Inner seta on basis of P1 absent; inner coxal seta present on P1 to P4.
- P5 reduced to a single seta on surface of somite in female; reduced to a small lobe with 4 setae in male.
- P6 represented by a single seta on genital operculum in both sexes.
(1) Pontoeciella Giesbrecht, 1895
Syn.: Carnegiella Wilson, 1942 a (p. 176); Danodes Wilson, 1942 a (p.182)
Ref.: Giesbrecht, 1895 b (p.186); 1897 (p.19); 1899 (p.105); Heron & Damkaer, 1969 (p.22); Boxshall, 1979 (p.240); Razouls,1982 (p.721); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.414); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 ( 811); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.406, Rem..)
Rem.: Pelagic temporary in warm seas at depths between 100 and 600 m (Boxshall, 1979). Host group unknown. Type: Artotrogus abyssicolus T. Scott,1894; Total: 1 sp.

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