Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontella ( Genus )
Pontella natalis  Brady, 1915   (F,M)
Ref.:
Brady, 1915 (p.138, figs.F,M); Sewell, 1948 (p.429); Silas & Pillai, 1976 (p.833); Heinrich, 1989 (p.132, Rem., figs.F,M)
Species Pontella natalis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : A.K. Heinrich in Zool. Zh., 1989, 68 (8). [p.133, Fig.2].
Female (from NW Madagascar): 11, habitus (lateral right side); 12, idem (dorsal); 13, forehead (lateral); 14, rostrum; 15, last thoracic segment (lateral left side); 16, urosome (lateral right side); 17, idem (dorsal); 18, idem (ventral); 19-20, P5.

Male: 1, habitus (lateral left side); 2, idem (dorsal); 3, forehead (lateral); 4, last thoracic segment (lateral left side); 5, idem (lateral right side); 6, rostrum; 7, A1 (grasping segments); 8, right P5 (distal segments); 9, left P5; 10, left P5 (terminal segment).
Scale bars in mm: 1.0 (1-3, 11, 12, 17); 0.100 (4-10, 13-16, 18-20).

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Pontella natalis by geographical zones
Loc:
E South Africa (Durban), N Zanzibar, NW Madagascar
N: 2
Lg.:
(479) F: 3; M: 3; (273) F: 3-2,7; M: 2,7-2,3; {F: 2,70-3,00; M: 2,30-3,00}
Last update : 08/12/2020
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