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Free Content Report on a Collection of Copepoda from the Caribbean Sea

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The vertical distribution of 142 species of Copepoda collected in 12 hauls from 0-1316 m and six hauls from 250-1750 m in the eastern Caribhean is reported. Twenty-one species are new records for the western North Atlantic. These samples, collected in November 1960, differ from comparable Florida Current material at any time of year in the tremendous number of copepodids present, particularly in the upper 450 m. The suggestion is made that parts of the Caribbean are nursery areas where the bulk of the huge stocks of holoplanktonic adults and late larvae, carried both into the Gulf of Mexico and through the Straits of Florida, is produced.

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Publication date: 1964-01-01

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