Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Acartiidae ( Family )
            Acartia ( Genus )
                Acanthacartia ( Sub-Genus )
Acartia (Acanthacartia) italica  Steuer, 1910   (F,M)
Steuer, 1910 (p.593, figs.F,M); Pesta, 1920 (p.547); Steuer, 1923 (p.21, figs.F,M); Rose, 1933 a (p.274, figs.F,M); Crisafi & Crescenti, 1972 (1974) (p.228, figs.F,M, juv.); Belmonte, 1997 (p.114, fig., Rem. eggs); 1998 a (p.38, fig., Rem.: eggs); Bradford-Grieve, 1999 (N°181, p.5, figs.F,M); Barthélémy, 1999 (p.858, 864, figs.F); 1999 a (p.9, Fig. E); Avancini & al., 2006 (p.114, Pl. 82, figs.F,M, Rem.); Vives & Shmeleva, 2007 (p.420, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Species Acartia (Acanthacartia) italica - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : P. Crisafi & M. Crescenti in Boll. Pesca Piscic. Idrobiol., 1972 (1974), 27 (2). [p.244, Pl.IV].
Female (from Milazzo, Sicily): f, habitus (dorsal); f ad, posterior thoracic part and urosome (lateral); f P5, P5.

Male: m, habitus (dorsal); m ad, posterior thoracic part and urosome (dorsal); m P5, P5.

Species Acartia (Acanthacartia) italica - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : A. Steuer in Arb. zool. Inst. Innsbruck, 1923, 1 (5). [p.22, Figs.94-98].
Female : 96, last thoracic segment with P5 and urosome (lateral); 97, P5.

Male: 94-95, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); 98, P5.

Species Acartia (Acanthacartia) italica - Plate 3 of morphological figuresIssued from : M.G. Mazzocchi in Guida al Riconoscimento del plancton dei Mari Italiani, Vol. II, 2006. [p.90, Tav. 82]. After A. Comaschi.
Female: habitus (dorsal); b, posterior part of prosome and urosome (dorsal); c, urosome (lateral); d, right P5; e, P5.

Male: s-g, habitus (dorsal and lateral, respectively); h, last yjoracic segment and urosome (lateral)i, P5.

Compl. Ref.:
Sewell, 1948 (p.472); Alcaraz & Wagensberg, 1978 (p.155, sex-ratio, fecundity); Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.85); Patriti & al., 1984 (tab.1); Lakkis, 1994 (p.481); Jamet & Ferec-Corbel, 1996 (p.17, tab.1); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.103); Krisinic & al., 2000 (p.1441); Belmonte & Potenza, 2001 (p.173); Uysal & al., 2002 (p.17, tab.1); Vaglio & al., 2005 (p.163); Rossi, 2008 (p.90: Tableau XII); Drira & al., 2010 (p.145, Tanl.2); Mazzocchi & Di Capua, 2010 (p.423); Rekik & al., 2012 (p.336, Table 1, abundance); Gubanova & al., 2013 (in press, Rem: p.2, Table 1, 4, fig.2); Belmonte & al., 2013 (p.222, Table 2, abundance vs stations; Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones).
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Acartia (Acanthacartia) italica by geographical zones
Species Acartia (Acanthacartia) italica - Distribution map 3
Chart of 1996
Species Acartia (Acanthacartia) italica - Distribution map 4Issued from : M. Alcaraz & M. Wagensberg in Invest. Pesq., 1978, 42 (1). [p.157, Fig.1].
Annual variation of adults ( 1n ) Acartia italica from El Grao harbour of Castellon (E España), full circles and proportion of females (white circles), expressed in temporal series at constant interval time (15 days). Y-Axis: proportion of females (on right side); 1n (ind/m3) (on left side); X-Axis: months.
Medit. (Castellon: Puerto de El Grao, Marseille, Toulon Harbour, Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Strait of Messina, Taranto, Sfax, Adriatic Sea (Dubrovnik & S), NW Lenanon Basin, Lebanon coast in Lakkis, 1984), Black Sea (probably alien species, now disappeared after Gubanova & al., 2013), Bay of Biscay: Arcachon (in Lubet, 1953).
N: 19 (Atlant.: 1; Medit.: El Grao Harbour: 1, Marseille Harbour, 1; Toulon Bay: 2; G of Gabès: 2; Salento coast: 1; Taranto 1; Adriatic Sea: 4; E Medit.: 2)
(168) F: 0,977-0,789; M: 0,846-0,733; (325) F: 1-0,7; M: 0,7-1; (449) F: 0,7; M: 0,7; {F: 0,70-1,00; M: 0,70-1,00}
Rem.: coastal, brackish.
Last update : 10/11/2023
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