Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Acartiidae ( Family )
            Paracartia ( Genus )
Paracartia dubia  T. Scott, 1894   (F,M)
Syn.: Paracartia spinicaudata T. Scott, 1894 b (p.69, Descr.F, figs.F);
Acartia dubia : Giesbrecht & Schmeil, 1898 (p.156, Rem.)
T. Scott, 1894 b (p.69, Descr.M, figs.M); Thompson & Scott, 1903 (p.236, 254); Steuer, 1923 (p.18, 20, Rem. F,M).
Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.378); Belmonte & Potenza, 2001 (p.174)
NZ: 2 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Paracartia dubia by geographical zones
Angola, G. of Guinea, ? Medit. (in Mazza, 1966, p.73) , Suez Canal, Red Sea
N: 4
(57) F: 1,25; M: 1,2; {F: 1,25; M: 1,20}
Rem.: According to Steuer (1923, p.20) : Characteristics of Female: last thoracic segment (Th4-5) withs points about symmertical, large; Caudal seta 2 strongly elarged, not more llong than the others.
Characteristics of Male: last thoracic segment (Th4-5) naked; left P5 with basipod 2 and exopodite 1 fused; 18th segment of right A1 with geniculate proximal segment strongly depressed, distal paportion with a tooth.
Close to Paracartia africana.
Last update : 27/01/2015
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