Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontella ( Genus )
Pontella gracilis  C.B. Wilson, 1950   (F)
C.B. Wilson, 1950 (p.294, Descr.F, figs.F);
Species Pontella gracilis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : C.B. Wilson in Bull. U.S. natn Mus., 1950, 100, 14 (4). [Pl.27, Figs.404-407].
Female (from 13°36'N, 121°25'30''E): 404, habitus (dorsal); 405, forehead (lateral); 406, A2 (setae lacking); 407, P5.

Nota: Rostrum very large and bifurcate to the very base, the branches acuminate. 4th and 5th metasomal segments fused, the posterior corners bluntly rounded and reaching the center of the genital segment. Urosome 3-segmented. caudal rami twice as long as wide but are much shorter than the anal segment, somewhat divergent. A1 do not quite reach the urosome.

Compl. Ref.:
Chiba, 1956 (p.47); Silas & Pillai, 1973 (1976) (p.776, 835, Rem.)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Pontella gracilis by geographical zones
Philippines (off Santa Cruz)
N: 1
(137) F: 2; {F: 2,00}
Rem.: epipelagic.
Last update : 17/12/2016
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