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Free Content Calanoid and Cyclopoid Copepods Collected from the Florida Gulf Coast and Florida Keys in 1954 and 1955

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Thirty-eight species of calanoid and cyclopoid copepods were collected in plankton tows made at intervals for approximately one year in seven nearshore areas along the Florida Gulf coast and Florida Keys. The temperature and salinity ranges and the mean number per liter were given for the common species. The six most wide-ranging and abundant species listed in order of frequency were Paracalanus crassirostris, Paracalanus parvus, Oithona nana, Acartia tonsa, Oithona brevicornis and Oithona simplex.

The widespread distribution of many species along the west coast between Marco and Cedar Key was noted, and the peculiar distribution of certain species along the northwest coast near Panama City and Pensacola was discussed in light of hydrographic conditions in this area of the coast.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1960-01-01

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