Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontella ( Genus )
Pontella andersoni  Sewell, 1912   (F,M)
Syn.: Pontellopsis Andersoni : Rose, 1956 (p.462)
Sewell, 1912 (p.323, 344, 370, figs.F,M, juv.); 1932 (p.375); 1934 (p.80); 1948 (p.324); Silas, 1972 (p.650); Silas & Pillai, 1973 (1976) (p.818, figs.M); Mulyadi, 2000 (p.183, fig. Juv 5 F, juv. M); Mulyadi, 2002 (p.55, figs. Juv.5F, Juv.M, Rem.);
Species Pontella andersoni - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : R.B.S. Sewell in Rec. Indian Mus., 1912, 7. [Pl.XX, Figs.1-6].
Female (from off Chittagong, Bay of Bengal): 1, habitus (dorso-lateral left); 2, A1; 3, P5.
Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment separate, 4 th and 5 th separate. Rostrum, strong and bifid, no rostral lenses present. The back of the head is crossed by a strongly marked groove. Side hooks present. Abdomen 2-segmented, the 2nd small: Proportional lengths of urosomites and furca as 20:6:11. A1 24-segmented (segments 11-12 partially fused), do not reach to the end of the thorax. Mxp with the 2nd segment armed with a row of spines down the margin.

Male: 4, urosome; 5, A16; 6, right P5.
Nota: Small rostral lenses present. Abdomen 5-segmented, the 3rd is the longest. Proportional lengths of urosomites and furca as 7:5:10:5:5:15.

Species Pontella andersoni - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : Mulyadi in The Raffles Bull. Zool., 2000, 48 (2). [p.184, Fig.2].
Female (immature, stage V) (from off labuan, W Java): a, habitus (dorsal); b, rostrum (anterior view); c, A1; d, P1; e, P5.
Rostral lenses absent. A1 not reaching distal end of 5 th metasome.

Male (immature): f, habitus (dorsal); g, rostrum (anterior view); h, right A1; i, P1; j, P5.

Species Pontella andersoni - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : Mulyadi in Crustaceana, 2003, 76 (4). [p.392, Table I)•
Characteristic feature of five Pontella species groups in the Indo-West Pacific.

Species Pontella andersoni - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : E.G. Silas & P.P. Pillai in J. mar. biol. Ass. India, 1973 (1976), 15 (2). [p.817, Fig.19, g-j].
Male (from Indian Ocean): g, habitus (dorsal); h, rught A1; i, right P5; j, left P5.
Scale as in Calanopia minor.

Species Pontella andersoni - Plate 5 of morphological figuresIssued from : Mulyadi in Treubia, 2002, 32 (2). [p.89, Fig.28]
Female immature stage V (from off Labuan, west Java): a, habitus (dorsal); b, rostrum (anterior view); c, A1; d, P1; e, P5.

Male immature (from off Labuan, west Java): f, habitus (dorsal); g, rostrum (anterior view); h, right A1; i, P1; j, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Krishnaswamy, 1953 (p.136); Ganapati & Shanthakumari, 1962 (p.9, 16); Sarkar & al., 1986 (p.178); Madhupratap & Haridas, 1986 (p.105, tab.1); Mitra & al., 1990 (fig.3); Kazmi, 2004 (p.228)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Pontella andersoni by geographical zones
Indian (Karachi, G. of Mannar, Lawson's Bay, Madras, Hooghly estuary, Mandarmani, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea), Coast of Burma, Malaysia (Archipelago Mergui), W Java (off Labuan), Viet-Nam (Cauda Bay)

Type locality: off Chittagong (Bay of Bengal)
N: 9
(81) F: 3,34; M: 2,86; (256) M: 2,88; (795) F: 3,34; {F: 3,34; M: 2,86-2,88}
(900) F juv. V: 3,5-3,55; (1087) Juv.M: 3,32-3,38
Rem.: Brackish. Coastal. Neritic, epipelagic.
This species belongs to "P. andersoni"-Group (See in P. andersoni in Mulyadi, 2003, Table I)
Last update : 28/01/2015
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