Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontellopsis ( Genus )
Pontellopsis brevis  (Giesbrecht, 1889)   (F,M)
Syn.: Monops brevis Giesbrecht,1889; 1892 (p.487, 497, 773, figs.F,M); Oliveira, 1945 (p.191);
Monops edwardsii (part.) Claus, 1893
Ref.:
Giesbrecht & Schmeil, 1898 (p.148, Rem. F,M); Farran, 1929 (p.210, 280); Gaudy, 1963 (p.29); Vervoort, 1965 (p.192, Rem.); Marques, 1966 (p.9); Björnberg, 1972 (p.60, Rem., figs.N); Silas & Pillai, 1973 (1976) (p.777); Pillai, 1977 (1982) (p.61, Rem.); Björnberg & al., 1981 (p.660, F,M); Sazhina, 1985 (p.74, figs.N); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.885, 960, figs.F,M)
Species Pontellopsis brevis - Plate 1 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.52]. As Monops brevis.
Female: 52, habitus (dorsal).


Species Pontellopsis brevis - Plate 2 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.42]. As Monops brevis.
Female: 42, Th5 and urosome (dorsal).


Species Pontellopsis brevis - 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.26, Fig.16]. As Monops brevis.
Female: 16, P5 (posterior view).


Species Pontellopsis brevis - 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.70]. As Monops brevis.
Male: 70, Th5 and urosome (dorsal).


Species Pontellopsis brevis - 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, Figs.35, 36]. As Monops brevis.
Male: 35, P5 (posterior view); 36, left P5 (distal part). Pd = right leg; Ps = left leg; Re = exopod.


Species Pontellopsis brevis - Plate 6 of morphological figuresIssued from : J.M. Bradford-Grieve, E.L. Markhaseva, C.E.F. Rocha & B. Abiahy in South Atlantic Zooplankton, edit. D. Boltovskoy. 1999, Vol. 2, Copepoda; [p.1072, Fig. 7.400: Pontellopsis brevis ]. Ur = urosome; r = right leg; l = left leg.

Female characters (from key, p.960):
- Urosome apparently of 1 somite in dorsal view.
- Genital segment lateral borders not noticably swollen, right side with 2.

Male characters (from key, p.961):
- Posterior prosome corners asymmetrical.
- Left posterior prosome corner extending almost to posterior border of urosomal segment 3; right corner extending half way along anal somite; urosomal somites slightly asymmetrically developed.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.452); Gaudy, 1963 (p.29, Rem.); Björnberg, 1963 (p.60, Rem.); Binet & al., 1972 (p.71); Weikert, 1975 (p.141, chart); Dessier, 1979 (p.207); Turner & al., 1979 (p.289, 292, Tab.3, Rem.); Turner & Collard, 1980 (p.527, Tab.1); Vives, 1982 (p.295); Brenning, 1985 a (p.28, Table 2); 1987 (p.30, Rem.); Lopes & al., 1998 (p.195); Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p.111); Waggett, 2005 (p.17, Table 3.3, behaviour); Waggett & Buskey, 2008 (p.111, fig.3, Table 1); Miyashita & al., 2009 (p.815, Tabl.II); Medellin-Mora & Navas S., 2010 (p.265, Tab. 2); in CalCOFI regional list (MDO, Nov. 2013; M. Ohman, comm. pers.); Beltran Castro, 2014 (p.38, Table 1)
NZ: 5

Distribution map of Pontellopsis brevis by geographical zones
Loc:
Congo, G. of Guinea, Ivorian shelf, Roxo Cap, Dakar, Cape Verde Is., off Mauritania, Brazil (S, off Rio de Janeiro, Paranagua, off Rio de Janeiro), Caribbean Sea, Venezuela, Caribbean Colombia, Belize, Yucatan (Ascension Bay), G. of Mexico, Atlant. (tropical); NE Pacif. (Gulf of California, in Beltran Castro, 2014)
N: 30
Lg.:
(16) F: 2,53-2; M: 2,15-1,79; (35) F: 2,22-2,04; M: 1,86; (46) F: 2,3-2,2; M: 1,9-1,8; (237) M: 1,98; (244) F: 2,2; (354) M: 1,94; {F: 2,00-2,53; M: 1,79-2,15}
Rem.: Considered by Fleminger (1956) to be synonymous with the Indo-Pacific species P. villosa Brady, 1883.
Last update : 20/01/2016
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