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NameOkemwa, E.N. (1988). Analysis of six 24- hour series of zooplankton samplings across a tropical creek, the Port Reitz, Mombasa, Kenya.
DOI10.1080/03946975.1989.10539433 [view]
AuthorsOkemwa, E. N.
Year1989
TitleAnalysis of six 24-hour series of zooplankton samplings across a tropical creek, the Port Reitz, Mombasa, Kenya
JournalTropical Zoology
Suffix2(2), 123-138
Type Publication
AbstractSeason fluctuation in zooplankton abundance are described from six 24 hour series taken from the Likoni Ferry, using Clarke Bumpus net of 180 um mesh size. Two samples every 2 hours were taken at 2 months intervals from April 1985, to February 1986 inclusive. Salinities were consistently above 30%o and surface water temperature varied between 24.0 and 28.9°C. Fifty-one taxa of zooplanktonic organisms were recorded in the samples. The mean total zooplankton abundance was 236m-3. The density of zooplankton was highest during the 24 hour series of the North-East monsoon season. Actual mean abundance of plankton was relatively low during the 24 hour seires taken in South-East monsoon in April, June, August and October. Holoplanktonic forms dominated the fauna, averaging 71% of the total plankton, copepods numbered 69% of the total fauna. The most numerous taxa amongst holoplanktonic forms were (in order of abundance): copepods, chaetognaths and appendicularia. The most numerous amongst meroplanktonic forms were: molluscan larvae, fish eggs and brachyuran zoeae. The total zooplankton density for the night-time samples was higher than the day-time ones. KEYWORDS: zooplankton, tropical creek, Port Reitz, occurrence, season, day, night, Kenya.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOithona simplex Farran, 1913 (additional source)
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(27)
Kenya for Acartia danae Giesbrecht, 1889
Kenya for Acrocalanus longicornis Giesbrecht, 1888
Kenya for Canthocalanus pauper (Giesbrecht, 1888)
Kenya for Centropages orsinii Giesbrecht, 1889
Kenya for Clausocalanus farrani Sewell, 1929
Kenya for Copilia mirabilis Dana, 1852
Kenya for Corycaeus speciosus Dana, 1849
Kenya for Diphyes Cuvier, 1817
Kenya for Euchaeta marina (Prestandrea, 1833)
Kenya for Euconchoecia Müller, 1890
Kenya for Euterpina acutifrons (Dana, 1847)
Kenya for Evadne tergestina Claus, 1864
Kenya for Liriope tetraphylla (Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821)
Kenya for Macrosetella gracilis (Dana, 1847)
Kenya for Microsetella rosea (Dana, 1847)
Kenya for Oithona plumifera Baird, 1843
Kenya for Oithona setigera (Dana, 1849)
Kenya for Oithona simplex Farran, 1913
Kenya for Oncaea venusta Philippi, 1843
Kenya for Paracalanus aculeatus Giesbrecht, 1888
Kenya for Paracandacia simplex (Giesbrecht, 1889)
Kenya for Pyrocypris Mueller, 1890
Kenya for Sapphirina lactens Giesbrecht, 1893
Kenya for Temora turbinata (Dana, 1849)
Kenya for Travisiopsis lanceolata Southern, 1910
Kenya for Undinula vulgaris (Dana, 1849)
Kenya for Vanadis minuta Treadwell, 1906
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