Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontella ( Genus )
Pontella kieferi  Pesta, 1933   (F,M)
Syn.: Pontella barbata Tanaka, 1936 (p.32, figs.F,M)
Tanaka, 1964 c (p.265, figs.F,M); Zheng & al., 1982 (p.81, figs.F,M); Chihara & Murano, 1997 (p.870, Pl.153,156: F,M)
Species Pontella kieferi - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : O. Tanaka in Jap. J. Zool., Tokyo, 1936, 7 (1). [Plates IV, V, Figs.1-11, Figs.1-2]. As Pontella barbata.
Female: 1, habitus (dorsal view); 2, Head (lateral view); 3, last thoracic segment and Urosome (lateral view); 5, Urosome (ventral view); 6, A1; 7, P1; 8, P5.
Nota: A1 extends posteriorly to the distal end of the 2nd thoracic segment.

Male: 9, habitus (dorsal view); 10, last thoracic segment and Urosome (lateral view); 11, right A1; 12, P5 (left side); 13, P5 (right side).

Species Pontella kieferi - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : Z. Zheng, S. Li, S.J. Li & B. Chen in Marine planktonic copepods in Chinese waters. Shanghai Sc. Techn. Press, 1982 [p.82, Fig.46].
Female: a, habitus (dorsal); b, forehead (lateral); c, rostrum (frontal view); d, urosome (dorsal); e, idem (lateral, left side); f, idem (ventral); g, P5.

Male: h, habitus (dorsal); i, right A1; j, distal portion of right A1; k, distal segments of right P5; l, idem (another view); m, distal segments of left P5; n, idem (another view).

Scale bars in mm.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.419); Silas & Pillai, 1973 (1976) (p.776); Ohtsuka & Onbé, 1991 (p.214); Shih & Young, 1995 (p.72)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Pontella kieferi by geographical zones
China Seas (East China Sea, South China Sea), Japan (Sagami Bay)
N: 8
(120) F: 5,35; M: 2,99; (130) F: 3,35; M: 2,99; (866) F: 3,13-3,33; M: 2,99-3,11; (1023) F: 3,13-3,33; M: 3,11; {F: 3,13-5,35; M: 2,99-3,11}
Rem.: This species belongs to "P. fera"-Group (See in P. fera in Mulyadi, 2003, Table I)
Last update : 28/01/2015
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