Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Calanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Paracalanidae ( Family )
            Bestiolina ( Genus )
Bestiolina amoyensis  (Li & Huang, 1984)   (F,M)
Syn.: Bestiola amoyensis Li & Huang, 1984 (p.381, 385, figs.F,M); Dai & al., 1991 (tab.1); Shih & Young, 1995 (p.71)
Ohtsuka, Ueda & Lian, 1995 (p.159); Ali, Al-Yamani & Prusova, 2007 (p.203: Tab.II)
Species Bestiolina amoyensis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : S.-J. Li & J.-Q. Huang in J. Xiamen Univ. (Nat. Sci.), 1984, 23 (3). [p.389, Figs.1-10]. As Bestiola amoyensis.
Female (from Estuary of Jiulong River, China): 1-2, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 3, P1; 4, P2; 5, P3; 6, P4; 7, P5.
Nota: Rostrum short, without terminal filaments. Head and 1st pediger segment fused. A1 24-segmented, extending to the end of caudal rami. Genital segment is longer than the length of the 2nd and 3rd segments combined together. Anal segment is as long as the two preceeding segments combined together.

Male: 8-9, habitus; 10, P5.
Nota: P5 asymmetrical, left leg 5-segmented, the diatal portion of the 1st segment much broader than the basal, 2nd segment 4.8 times as long as broad, the proportional lengths of 3-5 segments 48:47:21, 4th segment with a stout tooth at the outer distal angle, 5th segment with 2 spines, outer 1 small and 1 inner one long; right leg rudimentary, with only a lobule.

Species Bestiolina amoyensis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : S.-J. Li & J.-Q. Huang in J. Xiamen Univ. (Nat. Sci.), 1984, 23 (3). [p.386].
Comprison between three species of Bestiolina.

Species Bestiolina amoyensis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : S.Y. Moon, W. Lee & H.Y. Soh in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 2010, 123 (1). [p.44, Table 1].
Presence and number of spinules on the anterior surface of the exopods and endopods of swimming legs 2 - 4 from (Li & Huang, 1984).
These characteristics were taken from Ali & al. (2007).

Compl. Ref.:
Lo & al., 2004 (p.468, tab.2)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Bestiolina amoyensis by geographical zones
China Seas (estuaries: Jiulong Riv., Xiamen Harbour, East China Sea)), SW Taiwan (Tapong Bay)
N: 4
(415) F: 1,01-0,85; M: 0,92-0,87; {F: 0,85-1,01; M: 0,87-0,92}
Rem.: Estuaries- neritic. Salinity: 17.6 - 30.7 p.1000; temperature : 14.0°C-29.5°C.
Last update : 30/12/2014
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