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Seasonal Occurrence of the Pelagic Copepoda in Mississippi Sound
Collections of planktonic copepods from Mississippi Sound were made from January 1965 to March 1966. The following fifteen free living copepods were identified: Eucalanus pileatus, Paracalanus parvus, Centropages hamatus, Centropages furcatus, Temora stylifera, Temora longicornis, Labidocera aestiva, Labidocera species, Acartia tonsa, Oithona brevicornis, Oithona species, Oncaea venusta, Corycaeus species, Sappharina nigromaculata and Euterpina acutifrons.
It was found that there is a definite seasonal distribution of copepods in Mississippi Sound with peak populations of copepods occurring in the spring, summer and fall.
McIlwain, T. D.
Seasonal Occurrence of the Pelagic Copepoda in Mississippi Sound.
Gulf Research Reports
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