Specimens of Pontella sinica Chen & Zhang, 1965, that were collected for the first time from the eastern Indian Ocean, are described, and a revised synonymy of the species is presented, including an amendment of P. sewelli Heinrich, 1987 as a junior synonym of P. sinica. The present specimens agree with most of the previous descriptions except for the frontal, rostral, and/or ventral eye lenses, which have been described as present in some previous studies, but proved to be all absent in the present examination. In addition, an analysis applying mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (mt COI) as a genetic marker confirmed matching of the female and male that were morphologically described by previous workers.
Redescription of the poorly known calanoid copepod Pontella karachiensis Fazal-Ur-Rehman, 1973 from the Red Sea with notes on its feeding habits.
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New records of species of Pontella Dana, 1849 and Ivellopsis Claus, 1893 and a re-examination of these genera (Copepoda, Calanoida) around some small islands in Indonesian waters.
SanuV. F.Bijoy NandanS.DeepakJ.HarikrishnanM.2016.
Molecular identification and systematic assessment of Labidocera madurae A. Scott, 1909 (calanoid copepod) from Lakshadweep Archipelago, southwest coast of India, based on mitochondrial COI gene sequences.
MEGA5: molecular evolutionary genetics analysis using maximum likelihood, evolutionary distance, and maximum parsimony methods.
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