Fiche d'espèce de Copépode
Siphonostomatoida ( Ordre )
    Pontoeciellidae ( Famille )
        Pontoeciella ( Genre )
Pontoeciella abyssicola  (T. Scott, 1894)   (F,M)
Syn.: Artotrogus abyssicolus T. Scott, 1894 b (p.128, figs.F,M);
Ratania sp. : Rose, 1939 (p.24, Descr.F, figs.F, no M);
Carnegiella gracilis Wilson, 1942 a (p.176, figs.F = M);
Danodes plumata Wilson, 1942 a (p.182, figs.F); Minoda, 1971 (p.47, Rem.F);
Danodes panikkari Ummerkutty, 1968 a (p.298, figs.F)
Giesbrecht, 1899 (p.20, 83, 105, figs.F); Farran, 1926 (p.296); 1936 a (p.125, figs.F,M); Sewell, 1948 (p.398, Rem.); Saraswathy, 1966 (1967) (p.89, Rem.); Heron & Damkaer, 1969 (p.22, figs.F); Bourcier & al., 1969 (p.272); Boxshall, 1979 (p.242, figs.F,M, Rem.); Saraswathy, 1982 (p.635, Rem.F,M, chart); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.444, 466, figs.F); Boxshall & Huys, 1998 (p.773, figs.F,M); Lapernat, 1999 (p.39, figs.F); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.811, p.812: figs.F,M); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.406, figs.F,M, Rem.)
Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 1 de figures morphologiquesissued from : G.P. Farran in Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29. Scientific Reports, V, No.3. Copepoda. 1936 [p.125, Fig.24].
Female: a, habitus (dorsal); b, idem (specimen from another station); c, idem.
Nota: These specimens support the view held by Giesbrecht that this species shows great variation in the relative width of the cephalothorax. The variation also extends in small details of the form of the appendages.

Male: d, habitus (dorsal); e, A1.
Nota: Siphon absent. A1 apparently 6-segmented. A2 reduced as compared with those of the female. No traces of Md or Mx1. Mx2 and Mxp are of the same form as in female, but weaker and more slender. P5 consists of a single seta.. Urosome 5-segmented.

Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 2 de figures morphologiquesissued from : M. Rose in Bull. Soc. zool. Fr., 1939, LXIV. [p.25].
Female (Bay of Alger): habitus (dorsal); A1, antennule; A2, antenna; Abd, urosome (dorsal).
Nota: A1 8-segmented

Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 3 de figures morphologiquesissued from : M. Rose in Bull. Soc. zool. Fr., 1939, LXIV. [p.26,].
Female: Mxp 1 ( = maxilla = Mx2); Mxp 2 (= maxilliped = Mxp); Md Mx, mandible and maxillule; swimming legs P2 and P3.
Nota: Md and Mx1 appendices are heavily modified. It a kind of pointed tube from the joining of mandibles and in which a musculature powerful moves maxilla that appear to transformed into stylets.

Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 4 de figures morphologiquesissued from : A.N.P. Ummerkutty in Crustaceana, 1968, 15 (3). [p.299, Figs.1-7]. As Danodes panikkari.
Female (from off Karwar, W coast of India): 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, urosome (enlarged); 3, A1; 4, A2; 5, siphon; 6, Md; 7, Mx1.

Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 5 de figures morphologiquesissued from : A.N.P. Ummerkutty in Crustaceana, 1968, 15 (3). [p.301, Figs.8-13]. As Danodes panikkari.
Female: 8, Mx2; 9, Mxp; 10, P1; 11, P2; 12, P3, 13, P4.

Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 6 de figures morphologiquesissued from : A.N.P. Ummerkutty in Crustaceana, 1968, 15 (3). [p.302, Table I]. As Danodes.
Differences between Danodes (= Pontoeciella) plumata and Danodes ( = Pontoeciella) panikkari.

Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 7 de figures morphologiquesissued from : G.A. Boxshall in Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Zool.), 1979, 35 (3). [p.241, Fig.18].
Female (from Gulf of Guinea): A, habitus (dorsal); B, cephalosome (lateral); C, A1; D, A2; E, Md; F, Mx1; G, Mx2; H, Mxp.

Male: I, habitus (dorsal); J, anterior portion of urosome (lateral); K, A1; L, A1 (from other specimen); M, A2; N, 3rd and 4th thoracic segments (lateral); O, Mx2; P, Mxp; Q, P1; R, P5 and P6.
Scales 0.1 mm unless otherwise indicated.

Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 8 de figures morphologiquesissued from : M. Saraswathy in Proc. Symp. Crustacea. - Symp. Ser. mar. biol. Ass. India, 1966 2 (1). [p.88, Fig.2 (7-8)].
Female (from Trivandrum coast, SW India): 7, Mx2; 8, P1.
Nota: The description given by T. Scott (1894) applies to the present specimens except: the terminal segment of Mx2 has 1 spine and the proximal segment of the endopod of P1 carries 1 inner seta.

Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 9 de figures morphologiquesissued from : G.A. Heron & D.M. Damkaer in Smiths. Contr. Zool., 1969, 20. [p.22, Fig.27].
Female: Mx1.
Scale double bars: 0.010 mm.

Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 10 de figures morphologiquesissued from : G.A. Heron & D.M. Damkaer in Smiths. Contr. Zool., 1969, 20. [p.23, Fig.28].
Female: P4.
Scale bar: 0.100 mm.

Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Planche 11 de figures morphologiquesissued from : P.E. Lapernat & C. Razouls in Vie Milieu, 2002, 52 (1). [p.27, Pl. V, fig.1 a, b].
Female (from off Malta, Mediterranean Sea): 1a, Mxp; 1b, Mx2.

Ref. compl.:
V.N. Greze, 1963 a (tabl.2); De Decker & Mombeck, 1964 (p.13); Shmeleva, 1964 a (p.1068); Delalo, 1968 (p.139); Soenen, 1969 (p.122,180); Gamulin, 1971 (p.382, tab.3); Apostolopoulou, 1972 (p.329, 377); Bainbridge, 1972 (p.61, Appendix Table I: vertical distribution vs day/night); Deevey & Brooks, 1977 (p.156, tab.2, Station "S"); Kovalev & Shmeleva, 1982 (p.86); Scotto di Carlo & al., 1984 (p.1043); Guangshan & Honglin, 1984 (p.118, tab.); Greze & al., 1985 (p.8); Shih & Young, 1995 (p.75); Böttger-Schnack, 1995 (p.93); 1996 (p.1088); 1997 (p.410); Hure & Krsinic, 1998 (p.80, 103); Suarez-Morales & Gasca, 1998 a (p.114); Lapernat & Razouls, 2001 (tab.1); Lan & al., 2004 (p.332, tab.1); Isari & al., 2006 (p.241, tab.II); Hidalgo & al., 2010 (p.2089, Table 2); Mazzocchi & Di Capua, 2010 (p.430); Hsiao S.H. & al., 2011 (p.475, Appendix I); Tutasi & al., 2011 (p.791, Table 2, abundance distribution vs La Niña event); Uysal & Shmeleva, 2012 (p.909, Table I); Belmonte, 2018 (p.273, Table I: Italian zones)
NZ: 13

Carte de distribution de Pontoeciella abyssicola par zones géographiques
Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Carte de distribution 3issued from : M. Saraswathy in J. Plankton Res., 1982, 4 (3). [p.634, Fig.1].
Distribution of P. abyssicola in the Indian Ocean.
Nota: Samples obtained from the upper 200m water colum at different season.
Espèce Pontoeciella abyssicola - Carte de distribution 4issued from : G.A. Heron & D.M. Damkaer in Smiths. Contr. Zool., 1969, 20. [p.22].
Records indicate a wide distribution and a variable length in female.
South Africa (E), G. of Guinea, G. of Mexico, off Bermuda: Station ‘’ S’’ (32°10’N, 64°30’W), Sargasso Sea, Bay of Biscay, Medit. (Alboran Sea, Algiers, Marseille, Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, off Malta, S Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Aegean Sea, Lebanon Basin), Red Sea, Arabian Sea, W India, Indian Ocean, China Seas (East China Sea, South China Sea), Taiwan (E & NW), Pacif. (W equatorial), Australia (Great Barrier), Samoa Is., Pacif. (E tropical), Baja California, G. of Alaska, Galapagos-Ecuador, Chile (N-S)
N: 39
(34) F: 0,93- 0,7; (38) F: 1,15; (57) F: 1,1; (138) F: 1,65-0,7; (208) F: 1,49; (340) F: 1; (446) F: 1,45-1,25; M: 1,25; (530) F: 1; (676) F: 1,65; (716) F: 1,17-0,9; (717) F: 1,3; (793) F: 1,1-0,9; M: 0,9; {F: 0,70-1,65; M: 0,90-1,25}
Rem.: epi-méso-bathypélagique; (off Malte: 2000 m).
Cette espèce pourrait être une forme relicte de la Tethys.
Voir aussi les remarques en anglais
Dernière mise à jour : 09/12/2020

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