Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontellopsis ( Genus )
Pontellopsis tasmanensis  Greenwood, 1978   (F,M)
Greenwood, 1978 b (p.213, figs.F,M); 1979 (p.110); Bradford-Grieve, 1999 b (p.208, figs.F,M, figs.186, 194)
Species Pontellopsis tasmanensis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : J.G. Greenwood in Mem. Qd Mus., 1978, 18 (2). [p.214, Fig.1].
Female (from moreton Bay, E Australia): a, habitus (lateral left side); b, idem (dorsal); c, posetrior metasome and urosome , with P5 in situ (lateral right side); d, urosome with typical development of genital segment; e, urosome with maximal development of genital segment; h, right P5 (detail of terminal portion of exopod); i, left P5 (detail of terminal portion of exopod); j, proximal segments of right A1.

Species Pontellopsis tasmanensis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : J.G. Greenwood in Mem. Qd Mus., 1978, 18 (2). [p.216, Fig.2].
Male: a, habitus (dorsal); b, idem (lateral right side); c, urosomal segments 1-4 (dorsal); d, P5; e, left P5 (terminal portion); f, right P5 (anterior view).
Nota: Length ratio of metasome to urosome 2.58:1. 4th toracic segment and 5th fused. Urosome 5-segmented, in proportions 40:15:17:12::16 = 100. 4th and 5th urosomal segments without spines or tubercles.

Compl. Ref.:
Othman & al., 1990 (p.561, 564, Table 1)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Pontellopsis tasmanensis by geographical zones
Australia (Moreton Bay, G. of Carpentaria)
N: 3
(486) F: 1,69-1,42; M: 1,54-1,28; {F: 1,42-1,69; M: 1,28-1,54}
Rem.: epipelagic.
Last update : 29/01/2015
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