Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Acartiidae ( Family )
            Acartiella ( Genus )
Acartiella sinensis  Shen & Lee, 1963   (F,M)
Shen & Lee, 1963 (p.583, 594, figs.F,M); Chen & Zhang, 1965 (p.114, figs.F,M); Zheng & al., 1982 [p.94, Figs.F,M); Zheng Zhong & al., 1984 (1989) (p.259, figs.F,M); Barthélémy, 1999 (p.857, 861, fig.F)
Species Acartiella sinensis - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from: Q.-c Chen & S.-z. Zhang in Studia Marina Sinica, 1965, 7. [Pl.51, 3-7].
Female (from E China Sea): 3, habitus (dorsal); 4, idem (lateral right side); 5, P5 (posterior).

Male: 6, habitus (dorsal); 7, P5 (posterior).

Species Acartiella sinensis - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : C.-j. Shen & F.-s. Lee in Acta zool. Sin., 1963, 15 (4). [p.583, Figs.30-34a].
Female (from N Luichow Peninsula): 30, urosome (dorsal); 31, P1; 32, P5.
Nota: Abdomen 3-segmented, anal segment indistinctly separated from the caudal rami.

Male: habitus (dorsal); 34, P5; 34a, distal segment of left leg.
Nota: Abdomen 5-segmented

Species Acartiella sinensis - Plate 3 of morphological figuresissued from : C.-j. Shen & F.-s. Lee in Acta zool. Sin., 1963, 15 (4). [p.584, Figs.35-40].
Female: 35, A1; 36, A2; 37, Md; 38, Mx1; 39, Mx2; 40, Mxp.

Species Acartiella sinensis - Plate 4 of morphological figuresissued from : Z. Zheng, S. Li, S.J. Li & B. Chen in Marine planktonic copepods in Chinese waters. Shanghai Sc. Techn. Press, 1982 [p.94, Fig.54].
Female: a, habitus (dorsal); b, urosome (lateral); c, P5.

Male: d, habitus (dorsal); e, P5.

Scale bars in mm.

Species Acartiella sinensis - Plate 5 of morphological figuresissued from : R.-M. Bathélémy in J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K., 1999, 79. [p.858, Fig.1, L].
Scanning electon miccrograph. Female: L, genital double-somite (ventral)
Scale bar: 0.030 mm.
Symbols: arrowhead = cuticular folds limiting the genital area; large arrow = opercular pad; small arrow = cuticular excrescence on the septum; gp = gonoporal plate.

Compl. Ref.:
Chen Q-c, 1980 (p.794); Dai & al., 1991 (tab.1); Shih & Young, 1995 (p.66); Ohtsuka & al., 1995 (p.159); Cordell & al., 1997 (p.2, invasive species); Orsi & Ohtsuka, 1999 (p.128); Cordell & al., 2008 (p.753); Bollens & al., 2011 (p.1358, Table III); Ohtsuka & al., 2008 (p.115, Table 6); Winder & al., 12011 (p.749, figs.2, 6, invasion chronology)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Acartiella sinensis by geographical zones
Species Acartiella sinensis - Distribution map 2Issued from : M. Winder, A.D. Jassby & R.M. Nally in Ecology Letters, 2011, 14. [p.753, Fig.3, g].
Historical abundances of introduced species in the upper San Francisco Estuary between 1972 and 2009.
Adult stages are shown because immature stages were not continuously identified.
China Seas (Pearl Riv., Peninsula of Luichow, Hong-Kong, Xiamen Harbour, East China Sea, South China Sea), NE Pacif. (San Francisco Estuary)
N: 10
(193) F: 1,38; M: 1,23; (290) F: 1,3-1,4; M: 1,1-1,17; (1023) F: 1,48-1,37; M: 1,18-1,22; {F: 1,30-1,48; M: 1,10-1,23}
Rem.: brackish.
Introduced into San Francisco waters by means of ships' ballast.
According to Cordell & al., 2008 (p.753) the first record of this species in San Francisco estuary is 1993.
Last update : 10/11/2015
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