Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Acartiidae ( Family )
            Acartia ( Genus )
                Acanthacartia ( Sub-Genus )
Acartia (Acanthacartia) bilobata  Abraham, 1970   (F,M)
Abraham, 1970 (p.49, figs.F,M)
Species Acartia (Acanthacartia) bilobata - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : S. Abraham in Crustaceana, 1970, 18 (1). [p.50, Figs. 1-8].
Female (from Cochin Harbour): 1, urosome (dorsal); 2, habitus (dorsal); 3, A1 (left side); 7, Mx1; 8, Md.
Nota: A1 17-segmented, extending to midlength of genital segment, without spines on proximal segments but knobs on 1st and 2nd segments on the anterior margin. Prosome about 4 times as long as urosome. Suture between head and 1st pedigerous segment weak. Relative lengths of urosome segments and caudal rami about 8: 4: 3: 4.

Male: 4, urosome (dorsal); 5, habitus (dorsal); 6, A1 (right side);

Species Acartia (Acanthacartia) bilobata - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : S. Abraham in Crustaceana, 1970, 18 (1). [p.51, Figs.9-14].
Female: 10, P5 (posterior); 11a, right P5 (edge view); 11b, right P5 (antero-lateral view); 12, Mx2; 13, Mxp; 14, A2.

Male: 9, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Madhupratap & Haridas, 1986 (p.105, tab.2); Madhu & al., 2007 (p.54, Table 4, abundance vs monsoon); Beyrend-Dur, 2013 (p.771, fig.6: composition)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Acartia (Acanthacartia) bilobata by geographical zones
W India (Cochin, near 09°58'N, 76°17'E, Kerala), Taiwan (Danshuei Estuary).
N: 4
(169) F: 1,1-0,95; M: 0,95-0,9; {F: 0,95-1,10; M: 0,90-0,95}
Rem.: estuary. Cochin backwaters (India).
Last update : 02/02/2015
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