Family : Acartidae

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Acartia danae (Giesbrecht, 1889)

Total length : 1.0 to 1.3 mm

How to recognize an Acartia female:

Using a binocular :

Top of the head quite flat or slightly triangular.

Prosome with a typical slender shape and 4 visible thoracic segments.

A1 longer than the prosome but shorter than the boby, with many quite long and spaced setae.

Urosome 3-segmented.

Furca rather short, approximativelly as long as one urosome segment.

Furcal setae rather robust with a typical fan shape

Tiny P5.

Using a microscope :

No rostrum.

P5 uniramous, 3-segmented, with the last segment modified into a spine.

How to differenciate A. danae from other Acartia

Using a binocular :

Corners of the last thoracic segment with a strong spine.

Using a microscope :

Terminal segment of P5 forming a strong spine 2x as long as the second segment and coarsely serrated on both sides

Second segment of P5 longer than wide and bearing a setae 3x as long as the terminal spiny segment.


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