Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Oithonidae ( Family )
        Oithona ( Genus )
Oithona wellershausi  Ferrari, 1981   (F,M)
Syn.: ? Oithona brevicornis f. aruensis (F) Früchtl, 1924 (p.88, fig.F);
? O. brevicornis (small form) : Wellershaus, 1969 (p.282, figs.F:107-108);
? O. brevicornis f. minor Nishida & al.,1977 (p.131, figs.F,M); Uchima, 1979 (p.59, figs. Juv., F,M)
Ref.:
Ferrari, 1981 (p.1244, figs.F,M, Rem.: p.1253-1257); Ferrari & Orsi, 1984 (p.119, Rem.); Nishida, 1986 (p.386)
Species Oithona wellershausi - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : F.D. Ferrari in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 1981, 94 (4). [p.1245, Fig.1 D-F].
Female (from mouth of Pearl River, S China): D, habitus (lateral left side); E, urosome (lateral right side).

Male: F, habitus (lateral right side).


Species Oithona wellershausi - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : F.D. Ferrari in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 1981, 94 (4). [p.1247, Fig.2 E-G].
Female : E, A1; F, Mx2.

Male: G, A1; H, Mx2.


Species Oithona wellershausi - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : F.D. Ferrari in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 1981, 94 (4). [p.1248, Fig.3 E-H].
Female: E, Md; F, forehead (lateral); G, idem (dorsal).

Male: H, Md.


Species Oithona wellershausi - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : F.D. Ferrari in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 1981, 94 (4). [p.1249, Fig.4 D-F].
Female: D, Mx1.

Male: E, Mx1; F, cephalothoracic \"pore signature\" (lateral left side).


Species Oithona wellershausi - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : F.D. Ferrari in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 1981, 94 (4). [p.1250, Fig.5 G-L].
Female: G, A2; H, Mxp; I, caudal rami (dorsal).

Male: J, A2; K, Mxp; L, caudal rami (dorsal).


Species Oithona wellershausi - Plate 6 of morphological figuresissued from : F.D. Ferrari in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 1981, 94 (4). [p.1251, Fig.6 E-H].
Female: E, P1; F, P4.

Male: G, P1; H, P4.


Species Oithona wellershausi - Plate 7 of morphological figuresissued from : F.D. Ferrari in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 1981, 94 (4). [p.1252, Fig.7 E-H].
Female: E, P2; F, P3.

Male: G, P2; H, P3.


Species Oithona wellershausi - Plate 8 of morphological figuresIssued from : A. Temnykh & S. Nishida in Aquatic Inv., 2012, 7 (3). [p.428, Table 1].
Characteristics in O. wellershaushi adult female.

Nota: Compare with the species O. brevicornis, O. aruensis, O. davisae, and O. davisae from the Black Sea.

NZ: 1 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Oithona wellershausi by geographical zones
Loc:
China Seas (South China Sea, Hong Kong: Mouth of Pearl River), ? Japan
N: 3
Lg.:
(798) F: 0,5-0,45; M: 0,46-0,43; {F: 0,45-0,50; M: 0,43-0,46}
Rem.: epiplanktonic.
Last update : 26/01/2015
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