Acartia ensifera is a species of marine copepod belonging to the family Acartiidae. This is a slender copepod, around 0.8–0.9 mm (0.031–0.035 in) in length, with distinctively long caudal rami. It is found around the coasts of New Zealand.
- Bradford, Janet (1976). "Partial Revision of the Acartia Subgenus Acartiura (Copepoda: Calanoida: Acartiidae)". New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 10 (1): 159–202. doi:10.1080/00288330.1976.9515606. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00288330.1976.9515606.
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