Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Arietelloidea ( Superfamily )
        Augaptilidae ( Family )
            Pontoptilus ( Genus )
Pontoptilus ovalis  Sars, 1907   (F)
Sars, 1907 a (p.25, Rem.F); 1925 (p.316, figs.F); Sewell, 1932 (p.329); 1947 (p.12); Vervoort, 1957 (p.140); 1965 (p.148, Rem.); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.883, 938, figs.F); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.269, figs.F, Rem.)
Species Pontoptilus ovalis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresIssued from : G.O. Sars in Résult. Camp. Scient. Prince Albert I, 69, pls.1-127 (1924). [Pl.CXI, figs.9-13].
Female: 9, habitus (dorsal); 10, Md (masticatory edge); 11, Mx1; 12, Mx2; 13, P4.

Nota: Posterolateral corners of last thoracic segment rounded.
- A1 slightly extend the prosome.
- Caudal furca 2 times long than wide.

Species Pontoptilus ovalis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : J.M. Bradford-Grieve, E.L. Markhaseva & C.E.F. Rocha & B. Abiahy in South Atlantic Zooplankton, Edit. D. Boltovskoy. 1999. Vol.2. Copepoda. [p.1045, Fig. 7.282].
Female: Mx1.

Nota: Urosome 4-segmented.
Rostrum absent.
P5 endopodite 2-segmented.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.505, 522, 527); Razouls & al., 2000 (p.343, Appendix)
NZ: 4

Distribution map of Pontoptilus ovalis by geographical zones
Antarct. (King Geirge's Land: 65°14S, 147°13'E), off Ghana (5°27'N, 0°07'W), Canary Is., Azores, Indian (Laccadive Is., Bay of Bengal)
N: 4
(1) F: 5,5; (16) F: 4,16; (25) F: 5,62; {F: 4,16-5,62}
Rem.: meso-bathypelagic.
Sampling depth (Antarct.): 500-750 m.
Last update : 13/01/2017
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