Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontella ( Genus )
Pontella vervoorti  Mulyadi, 2003   (F,M)
Mulyadi, 2003 (p.395, figs.F,M)
Species Pontella vervoorti - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : Mulyadi in Crustaceana, 2003, 76 (4). [p.396, Fig.7].
Female (from Semarang harbour, central Java): a, 5th metasomal somite and urosome (dorsal); b, forehead (lateral); c, 4th and 5th metasomal somites and urosome (lateral right side); d, rostrum (anterior view); e, P1; f, P5.
Nota: Rostrum bifid, almost symmetrical, thickned basally, lens indistinct. Urosome 2-segmented; urosomite 1 asymmetrical, dorsal surface rather swollen, 1 small process present on middle of distal end and 1 long process arising from distal right margin to distal end of right caudal ramus.Caudal rami asymmetrical, right ramus much larger and longer than left, each with 5 plumose and 1 small setae. A1 24-segmented, extending to distal end of 3rd metasomal somite. Anal somite short, asymmetrical.

Species Pontella vervoorti - Plate 2 of morphological figuresIssued from : Mulyadi in Crustaceana, 2003, 76 (4). [p.397, Fig.8].
male (from Semarang harbour, central Java): a, habitus (dorsal); b, forehead (lateral); c, rostrum (anterior view); d, geniculate region of right A1; e, P5.
Nota: Rostrum bulbous with bifid, short conical projections. Dorsal eye lenses small and rostral eye lenses well developed. Urosome 5-segmented. Caudal rami almost symmetrical. Right A1 geniculate, anterior margin from middle segment 17 to distal fourth of segment 18 with toothed ridge provided with coarse denticles on proximal half and fine denticles in distal half. Left A1 as in female.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Pontella vervoorti by geographical zones
Java Sea (Java: Semarang Harbour)
N: 1
Rem.: coastal, epipelagic.
The female resembles P. danae Giesbrecht, 1889, and P. latifurca Shen & Zhang, 1965. The male resembles P. tridactyla Shen & Lee, 1963. This species belongs to "P. danae"-group (See in P. danae, Table I)
Last update : 29/01/2015
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