Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontellopsis ( Genus )
Pontellopsis armata  (Giesbrecht, 1889)   (F,M)
Syn.: Monops armatus Giesbrecht, 1889; 1892 (p.487, 496, 773, figs.F,M)
Ref.:
Giesbrecht & Schmeil, 1898 (p.148, Rem. F,M); Thompson & Scott, 1903 (p.236, 253); Wolfenden, 1905 (1906) (p.1022, figs.F); A. Scott, 1909 (p.170, Rem.); Sewell, 1914 a (p.238); 1932 (p.385); Mori, 1937 (1964) (p.97, figs.M); Sewell, 1947 (p.251); C.B. Wilson, 1950 (p.304, figs.F,M, Rem.); Voronina, 1962 a (p.68, 70: Rem.); Tanaka, 1964 c (p.269, Rem.F); Chen & Zhang, 1965 (p.108, figs.M, as armatus); Saraswathy, 1966 (1967) (p.84); Kos, 1972 (Vol.I, figs.F, M, Rem.); Silas & Pillai, 1973 (1976) (p.846, figs.F,M, Rem.); Pillai, 1975 (p.135, figs.F, Rem.); 1977 (1982) (p.59, Rem.); Marques, 1982 (p.766); Zheng & al., 1982 [p.88, Figs.F,M); Ohtsuka & al., 1991 (p.214); Chihara & Murano, 1997 (p.871, Pl.157,160: F,M); Mulyadi, 2002 (p.126, figs.F,M, Rem.); Conway & al., 2003 (p.136, figs.F,M, Rem.); Phukham, 2008 (p.93, figs.F,M);
Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from: Q.-c Chen & S.-z. Zhang in Studia Marina Sinica, 1965, 7. [Pl.48, 4-5]. As Pontellopsis armatus.
Male (from E China Sea): 4, habitus (dorsal); 5, P5 (posterior).


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 2 of morphological figures&issued from : E.G. Silas P.P. Pillai in J. mar. biol. Ass. India, 1973 (1976), 15 (2). [p.846, Fig.33].
Female (from Indian Ocean): a, habitus (dorsal); b, urosome (dorsal); c, P5.

Male: d, urosome (dorsal); e, P5; f, left P5 (terminal part, enlarged).
Scale as in Calanopia minor.


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.41, Fig.58]. As Monops armatus.
Female (E Philippines): 58, habitus (dorsal).


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 4 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.41, Fig.46]. As Monops armatus.
Female: 46, Th5 and urosome (dorsal).


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 5 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.26, Fig.19]. As Monops armatus.
Female: 19, P5 (anterior view).


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 6 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.41, Fig.47]. As Monops armatus.
Male: 47, Th5 and urosome (dorsal).


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 7 of morphological figuresIssued from : W. Giesbrecht in Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. – Fauna Flora Golf. Neapel, 1892. Atlas von 54 Tafeln. [Taf.26, Figs.26, 27]. As Monops armatus.
Male: 26, left P5 (posterior view); 27, right P5 (posterior view).


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 8 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.89, Fig.50].
Female: a, habitus (dorsal); b, urosome (dorsal); c, idem (lateral, left side); d, idem (ventral); e, P5.

Male: f, habitus (dorsal); g, P5.

Scale bars in mm.


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 9 of morphological figuresissued from : T. Mori in The pelagic Copepoda from the neighbouring waters of Japan, 1937 (2nd edit., 1964). [Pl.45, Figs.5-8].
Male: 5, P5 (with parasitic organisms); 6, P1; 7, A2; 8, habitus (dorsal).


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 10 of morphological figuresissued from : Mulyadi in Treubia, 2002, 32; [p.126, Fig.46].
Female (from Lombok Sea ): a, habitus (dorsal); b, P5.

Male: c, habitus (dorsal); d, metasomal somite 5 and urosome (dorsal); e, rostrum (anterior view); f, P5.


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 11 of morphological figuresissued from : N. Phukham in Species diversity of calanoid copepods in Thai waters, Andaman Sea (Master of Science, Univ. Bangkok). 2008. [p.177, Fig.51].
Female (from W Malay Peninsula): a, habitus (dorsal); b, A1; c, P5.

Male: d, habitus (dorsal); e, right A1; f, urosome (dorsal); g, P5.

Body length after the drawings: F = 2.348 mm; M = 2.100 mm.


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 12 of morphological figuresissued from : P.P. Pillai in J. mar. biol. Ass. India, 1975, 17 (2). [p.136, Fig.3, a-b].
Female (from Indian Ocean): a, urosome (dorsal); b, P5.
Scale bars: 0.3 mm.


Species Pontellopsis armata - Plate 13 of morphological figuresIssued from : J.R. Beltran Castro in Tesis M.C., Inst. Politecnico Nacional, La Paz, B.C.S., 2014. [p.48, Fig.22].
Female (from Islas Marias, G. of California): last thoracic segments and urosome.

Compl. Ref.:
Wilson, 1942 a (p.204); Sewell, 1948 (p.419); Yamazi, 1958 (p.152, Rem.); Ganapati & Shanthakumari, 1962 (p.9, 16); Sherman, 1963 (p.216: fig.2, p.220: fig.9, p.224: fig.14); Heinrich, 1964 (p.87: fig.5); Carter, 1977 (1978) (p.36); Guangshan & Honglin, 1984 (p.118, tab. as armatus); Madhupratap & Haridas, 1986 (p.105, tab.1); M. Lefèvre, 1986 (p.33, 40); Hernandez-Trujillo, 1994 (tab.1); Shih & Young, 1995 (p.72); Gallienne & al., 2004 (p.5, tab.3); Lopez-Ibarra & Palomares-Garcia, 2006 (p.63, Tabl. 1, seasonal abundance vs El-Niño); Ayon & al., 2008 (p.238, Table 4: Peruvian samples); Palomares-Garcia & al., 2013 (p.1009, Table I, V, abundance vs environmental factors); in CalCOFI regional list (MDO, Nov. 2013; M. Ohman, comm. pers.); Jagadeesan & al., 2013 (p.27, Table 3, seasonal abundance); Beltran Castro, 2014 (p.47, Table 1, 2: molecular CO1); Jerez-Guerrero & al., 2017 (p.1046, Table 1: temporal occurrence); Palomares-Garcia & al., 2018 (p.178, Table 1: occurrence)
NZ: 7

Distribution map of Pontellopsis armata by geographical zones
Species Pontellopsis armata - Distribution map 2issued from : P. Pillai in J. mar. biol. Ass. India, 1975, 17 (2). [p.141, Fig.7].
Occurrence of Pontellopsis villosa and P. armata collected from 32 stations in the Indian Ocean (See in: Hand Book to the International Zooplankton Collections, volume I, 1969).
Loc:
South Africa (off Durban, Natal), Arabian Sea, Laccadive Is., Maldive Is., Sri Lanka, Rodrigues Is. - Seychelles, Mascarene Basin, Indian, india (Gulf of Mannar, Lawson's Bay), Nicobar Is., Nankauri Harbour, W Malay Peninsula (Andaman Sea), Indonesia (off Surabaya, Lombok Strait, Flores Sea, Celebes Sea), Philippines, China Seas (East China Sea, South China Sea), Japan, Tanabe Bay, Pacif. (tropical & central), Pacif. (W equatorial), S California, W Baja California, Bahai Magdalena (rare), La Paz, G. of California, Islas Marias, Hawaii, Moorea Is. (lagoon), Bahia Cupica (Colombia), off Peru

Type locality: east Philippines.
N: 42
Lg.:
(46) F: 2,55; M: 2,1; (120) F: 2,45; (256) F: 2,51-2,36; M: 2,11-1,90; (276) F: 2,6-2,168; M: 2,586-1,92; (290) M: 2; (530) F: 2,5; (866) F: 2,36-2,75; (991) F: 2,36-2,51; M: 1,9-2,11; (1023) F: 2,56-2,75; M: 2; (1115) F: 2,4; {F: 2,17-2,75; M: 1,90-2,59}
Rem.: neritic.

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