Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pontellidae ( Family )
            Pontella ( Genus )
Pontella aculeata  Heinrich, 2006   (F,M)
Syn.: Pontella novazelandiae : Voronina, 1962 a (p.68, 70, Rem.)
Ref.:
Heinrich, 2006 a (p.191, figs.F,M)
Species Pontella aculeata - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : A.K. Heinrichin Zoosyst.. Ross., 2006, 14 (2). [p.195, Figs.20-28].
Female (from 22°33'S, 106°32'E): 20, habitus (dorsal); 21, forehead (lateral); ; 22, Md (masticatory edge); 23, A1; 24, pediger segment 5 and urosome (dorsal); 25, urosome (ventral); 26-27, urosome (lateral, right and left, respectively); 28, P5.
Scale bars: 20, 23-27 = 1 mm; 21, 22, 28 = 0.1 mm.

Nota: Exopod of right P5 with 2 processes in the distal part of the inner edge (whereas P. novaezelandiae has one process only).


Species Pontella aculeata - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : A.K. Heinrichin Zoosyst.. Ross., 2006, 14 (2). [p.192, Figs.1-7].
Male (from 23°52'S, 111°55'E): 1-2, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 3, forehead (lateral); 4, rostrum and tooth crest; 5, pediger segment 5 and urosome (dorsal); 6, left A1; 7, right A1.
Scale bars: 1-3, 5-7 = 1 mm.; 4 = 0.1 mm.


Species Pontella aculeata - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : A.K. Heinrichin Zoosyst.. Ross., 2006, 14 (2). [p.192, Figs.1-7].
Male (from 23°52'S, 111°55'E): 1-2, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 3, forehead (lateral); 4, rostrum and tooth crest; 5, pediger segment 5 and urosome (dorsal); 6, left A1; 7, right A1.
Scale bars: 1-3, 5-7 = 1 mm.; 4 = 0.1 mm.


Species Pontella aculeata - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : A.K. Heinrichin Zoosyst.. Ross., 2006, 14 (2). [p.193, Figs.8-13].
Male: 8, A2; 9, Md (mandibular palp); 10, Md (masticatory edge); 11, Mx1; 12, Mx2; 13, Mxp.
Scale bars: 0.1 mm.


Species Pontella aculeata - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : A.K. Heinrichin Zoosyst.. Ross., 2006, 14 (2). [p.194, Figs.14-19].
Male: 14-17, P1 to P4; 18, right P5; 19, left P5.
Scale bars: 1 mm.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Pontella aculeata by geographical zones
Loc:
SE Indian (off SW Australia)
N: 2
Lg.:
(956) F: 4,95; M: 4,52; {F: 4,95; M: 4,52}
Rem.: Neuston.
For Heinrich (2006, p.196) this species is closely related to P. novaezelandiae (Farran, 1929), but differs: both male and female have the 5th thoracic segment with small lateral posterior projections not reacing the muddle of tne urosomal segment 1, and some other characters.
Last update : 28/01/2015
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