Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Arietelloidea ( Superfamily )
        Augaptilidae ( Family )
            Pontoptilus ( Genus )
Pontoptilus muticus  Sars, 1905   (F)
Sars, 1905 c (p.19, Rem.F); Farran, 1908 b (p.81, Rem.F); Sars, 1925 (p.312, figs.F); Rose, 1933 a (p.235, figs.F); Vervoort, 1965 (p.148, Rem.: juv.5); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.266, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Pontoptilus muticus - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.O. Sars in Résult. Camp. Scient. Prince Albert I, 69, pls.1-127 (1924). [Pl.CX, figs.1-13].
Female: 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, idem (lateral left side); 3, forehead (lateral); 4, rostral prominence; 5, A2; 6, Md; 7, Mx1; 8, Mx2; 9, Mxp; 10, P1; 11, P3; 12, P5; 13, distal segments of urosome and caudal rami (dorsal).

Nota: Posterolateral corners of last thoracic segment rounded.
- A1 not extending the genital segment.
- Caudal rami almost longer than wider.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.505); C.B. Wilson, 1950 (p.314); Björnberg, 1973 (p.344, 387); Vives, 1982 (p.294); Lozano Soldevilla & al., 1988 (p.60: as P. miticus); Holmes, 2001 (p.13)
NZ: 5

Distribution map of Pontoptilus muticus by geographical zones
Species Pontoptilus muticus - Distribution map 2
Chart of 1996
G. of Guinea, Canary Is., off Morocco-Mauritania, off Azores (W & N), off NW Ireland, SE Pacif. (NE Easter Is., off Juan Fernandez Is.)
N: 6
(1) F: 5,6; (24) F: 6; {F: 5,60-6,00}
Rem.: Depth: (1) : 0-3000 m; (24): 1372 m.
Last update : 13/01/2017
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