Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Centropagidae ( Family )
            Gippslandia ( Genus )
Gippslandia estuarina  Bayly & Arnott, 1969   (F,M)
Arnott & Bayly, 1969 (p.191, figs.F,M)
Species Gippslandia  estuarina - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : I.A.E. Bayly & G.H. Arnott in Aust. J. mar. Freshwat. Res., 1969, 20. [p.190, Fig.1]. Female (from Gippsland lakes, SE Australia): A: habitus (lateral); C, A2; D, Md; E, Mx1; F, Mx2; G, Mxp.
Nota : A1 25-segmented. A2 exopodite 6-segmented. Inner an douter distal lobes of Mx1 with 14 and 7 setae respectively. Mxp with segments 4-6 each with single seta. Urosome 3-segmented. Genital segment about 1.4 times longer than maximum width (viewed dorsally or ventrally), very smooth and completely lacking ventral armature. Urosomal segment 2 shorter than segments 1 and 3. Caudal rami 4.4 times as long as wide (viewed dorsally or ventrally).

Male: B, habitus (lateral).
Nota : Right A1 22-segmented, hinged between segments 18 and 19 ; left A1 25-segmented. Urosome 5-segmented. Urosomal segment 1 with posterior ventral protuberance. Caudal rami about 3.8 times as long as wide (dorsally and ventrally).

Species Gippslandia  estuarina - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : I.A.E. Bayly & G.H. Arnott in Aust. J. mar. Freshwat. Res., 1969, 20. [p.192, Fig.2]. Female: A, P1; B, P3; C, P4; D, P5; J, urosome (lateral aspect of most of females); K, urosome (dorsal); L, genital segment (ventral): M, details of internal structures beneath genital operculum of L.

Male: E, P5 (anterior view); F-G, two different anterior aspects of right P5; H, terminal exopodite segment of right P5; I, posterior aspect of left P5; N, urosome (lateral); O-P, proximal and distal portions, respectively, of right A1.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Gippslandia estuarina by geographical zones
SE Australia (Gippslandia lakes, Victoria and Little River estuary, New South Wales).
N: 1
(1043) F: 0,74; M: 0,6; {F: 0,74; M: 0,60}
Rem.: Freshwater and estuarine. After Arnott (1968) the total range for this species was: salinity 6-32 p.1000; temperature 9.0-23.7°C.
Last update : 06/01/2015
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