Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontellopsis ( Genus )
Pontellopsis tenuicauda  (Giesbrecht, 1889)   (F,M)
Syn.: Monops tenuicauda Giesbrecht, 1889; 1892 (p.487, 496, 773, figs.F)
Ref.:
Giesbrecht & Schmeil, 1898 (p.148, Rem. F); Mori, 1937 (1964) (p.98, figs.F,M); Shen & Bai, 1956 (p.222, figs.F,M); Yamazi, 1958 (p.152, Rem.); Chen & Zhang, 1965 (p.106, 131: Rem., figs.F,M); Kos, 1972 (Vol. I, figs.F, M, Rem.); Silas & Pillai, 1973 (1976) (p.850, Rem.); Zheng Zhong & al., 1984 (1989) (p.256, figs.F,M); Ohtsuka & Onbé, 1991 (p.214); Kim & al., 1993 (p.270); Chihara & Murano, 1997 (p.872, Pl.157,159: F,M); Mulyadi, 2002 (p.147, figs.M, Rem.); Suarez-Morales & Kozak, 2012 (p.1, key F,M: p.14, fig.F,M).
Species Pontellopsis tenuicauda - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from: Q.-c Chen & S.-z. Zhang in Studia Marina Sinica, 1965, 7. [Pl.46, 9-14].
Female (from E China Sea): 9, habitus (dorsal); 10, idem (lateral right side); 11, P5 (posterior).

Male: 12, habitus (dorsal); 13, right A1; 14, P5 (posterior).


Species Pontellopsis tenuicauda - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : C.-j. Shen & S.-o. Bai in Acta Zool. sin., 1956, 8 (2). [Pl.VI, Figs.42-46].
Female (from Chefoo): 42, habitus (dorsal); 43, P5.

Male: 44, urosome (dorsal); 45, right A1; 46, P5.


Species Pontellopsis tenuicauda - 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.61]. As Monops tenuicauda.
Female: 61, habitus (dorsal).


Species Pontellopsis tenuicauda - 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, 43]. As Monops tenuicauda.
Female: 43, Th5 and urosome (dorsal).


Species Pontellopsis tenuicauda - 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.31]. As Monops tenuicauda.
Female: 31, P5 (anterior view).


Species Pontellopsis tenuicauda - Plate 6 of morphological figuresissued from : T. Mori in The pelagic Copepoda from the neighbouring waters of Japan, 1937 (2nd edit., 1964). [Pl.46, Figs.6-12].
Female: 6, P5; 8, habitus (dorsal); .

Male: 7, A2; 9, habitus (dorsal); 10, P5; 11, left A1; 12, P1.


Species Pontellopsis tenuicauda - Plate 7 of morphological figuresissued from : Mulyadi in Treubia, 2002, 32; [p.148, Fig.54].
Male (from Flores Sea): a, habitus (dorsal); b, metasomal somite 5 and urosome (dorsal); c, P5.

Nota: The present specimen differs with the previous description from Giesbrecht (1889), Mori (1937), Chen & Zhang (1965) in having: the right posterolateral end of prosome modified into a short process and provided with an inner median process; the right margin of urosomal somite 1 produced into a stout process; the exopodite segment 2 with 2 setae and 1 small outer spine.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.419); Anraku & Azeta, 1965 (p.13, Table 2, fish predator); Chen Q-c, 1980 (p.795); Hernandez-Trujillo, 1989 (tab.1); 1989 a (tab.1); Cervantes-Duarte & Hernandez-Trujillo, 1989 (tab.3); Yoo, 1991 (tab.1); Dai & al., 1991 (tab.1); Hernandez-Trujillo, 1994 (tab.1); Myung & al., 1994 (tab.1); Shih & Young, 1995 (p.72); Mauchline, 1998 (p.506); Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p.111); Hsieh & Chiu, 1998 (tab.2); Hwang & al., 2006 (p.943, tabl. I); Dur & al., 2007 (p.197, Table IV); Ohtsuka & al., 2008 (p.115, Table 5); Tseng L.-C. & al., 2008 (p.46, table 2, abundance vs moonsons, fig.8); Kâ & Hwang, 2011 (p.155, Table 3: occurrence %); (NE)in CalCOFI regional list (MDO, Nov. 2013; M. Ohman, comm. pers.); Ohtsuka & Nishida, 2017 (p.565, Table 22.1); Palomares-Garcia & al., 2018 (p.178, Table 1: occurrence);
NZ: 6

Distribution map of Pontellopsis tenuicauda by geographical zones
Loc:
Indian (Andaman Sea), Indonesia (Lombok Strait), China Seas (Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea, East China Sea, South China Sea, Hong Kong), Formosa Strait (near Amoy), Xiamen Harbour), Taiwan (NE), S Korea, Japan ( Nagasaki, Tanabe Bay, Honshu: Seto Inland Sea), Bikini, W Baja California, La Paz

Type locality: Formosa Strait (near Amoy)
N: 45
Lg.:
(46) F: 1,75-1,55; (91) F: 2,1-1,55; M: ±1,65; (290) F: 1,55-1,75; M: 1,35-1,5; (1087) M: 1,65; {F: 1,55-2,10; M: 1,35-1,65}
Rem.: Neritic.
Last update : 13/11/2020
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