Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Arietelloidea ( Superfamily )
        Augaptilidae ( Family )
            Pontoptilus ( Genus )
Pontoptilus lacertosus  Grice & Hulsemann, 1967   (F)
Grice & Hulsemann, 1967 (p.19, 38, Descr.F, figs.F)
Species Pontoptilus lacertosus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice & K. Huisemann in Proc. U.S. natn. Mus., 1967, 122 (3583). [p.63, Figs.259-260; p.64, Figs.261-265].
Female (from 22°11'S, 64°53'E): 259, habitus (dorsal); 260, idem (lateral left side); 261, A2; 262, Md (mandibular palp); 263, Mx1; 264, Mx2; 265, Mxp.

Nota: Head and 1st thoracic segment fused, 4th and 5th fused. Rostrum robust with a single point. A1 exceeding furca by about 5 segments. Md palpus with 3 setae; blade resembling that of P. ovalis Sars. Mx1 with 5 setae on 2nd inner lobe, 4 setae and a small spine on the endopod, 3 setae on the exopodal and 1 seta on a lobe located just ventrad of the exopod. Setae on lobes 1-5 of Mx2: 8, 3, 3, 3, 3, respectively.P1 to P4 with 3-segmented exopds and endopods. P5 with 3-segmented exopods, 2-segmented endopods.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Pontoptilus lacertosus by geographical zones
SW Indian
N: 1
(67) F: 7,17; {F: 7,17}
Rem.: Depth: ? (vertic. 350-2500 m).
For Grice & Hulesmann (1967) this species differs from P. ovalis Sars (1907), in the presence of a rostrum and additional setae on the 2nd basal segment, endopod and exopod of Mx1.
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