Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontella ( Genus )
Pontella bonei  Mulyadi, 2003   (F,M)
Mulyadi, 2003 (p.391, figs.F,M)
Species Pontella bonei - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : Mulyadi in Crustaceana, 2003, 76 (4). [p.393, Fig.5].
Female (from Bone Bay, S Celebes): a, habitus (dorsal); b, 5th metasomal somite and urosome (dorsal); c, idem (dorsolateral right side); d, A1; e, P4; f, P5.
Nota: Urosome 2-segmented, urosomite 1 asymmetrical, longer than wide, left margin more swollen than right, dorsolateral surface swollen and without any processes; urosomite2 asymmetrical, small and short. caudal rami asymmetrical, right ramus longer and wider than left, each bearing 5 swollen and 1 small setae, the latter arising from dorsal surface between 2 inner setae. A1 20-segmented, not reaching beyond 3rd metasomal somite.

Species Pontella bonei - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : Mulyadi in Crustaceana, 2003, 76 (4). [p.394, Fig.6].
Male (from Bone Bay, S Celebes): a, habitus (dorsal); b, forehead (lateral); c, 5th metasomal somite and urosome (dorsolateral right side); d, rostrum (anterior view); e, geniculate region of right A1; f, P5.
Nota: Rostrum bulbous with bifid, short conical projections. Dorsal eye lenses small and rostral eye lens well developed. 5th metasomal somite produced posteriorly into asymmetrical, short and pointed lobes reaching distal end of urosomite 1. Urosome 5-segmented, urosomite 1 widest, somewhat asymmetrical, left side more swollen than right. Caudal rami symmetrical with 5 plumose and 1 small setae. Right A1 geniculate, segment 14 with long spine

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Pontella bonei by geographical zones
Indonesia (Celebes: Bone Bay)
N: 1
(893) F: 2,75-2,8; M: 2,55-2,6; {F: 2,75-2,80; 2,55-2,60}
Rem.: inshore, epipelagic.
This species belongs to the "P. danae"-group Mulyadi, 1997 (See Table I, in P. danae).
Last update : 28/01/2015
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