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Zooplankton community and pelagic copepods in Tudor creek (Mombasa, Kenya) between 1984 and 1987
Citable as data publication
Okemwa E.; Polk P.; Daro M.H.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME); Laboratorium voor Ekologie en Systematiek. VUB: Belgium; (2016): Zooplankton community and pelagic copepods in Tudor creek (Mombasa, Kenya) between 1984 and 1987. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/118
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Description
List of zooplankton taxa and copepoda species for 5 stations in Tudor creek sampled between December 1984 and December 1987. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Okemwa, E. (1990). A study of the pelagic copepods (Copepoda; Crustacea) in a tropical marine creek Tudor, Mombasa, Kenya, with a special reference to their community structure, biomass and productivity. PhD Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 225 pp. more

Study on the zooplankton community structure and species composition of copepods in Tudor Creek as well as the spatio-temporal distribution of pelagic copepods sampled at 5 stations between December 1984 and December 1987. Over 51 zooplankton taxa were recorded. Density and biomass is given for Copepoda and minium and maximum individual dryweight is determined for some adult species of the planktonic copepods.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Zooplankton
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, ISW, Kenya, Mombasa, Tudor Creek, Amphipoda, Appendicularia, Brachyura, Caridea, Chaetognatha, Copepoda, Ctenophora, Euphausiidae, Hydromedusae, Mollusca, Mysidae, Penaeidae, Polychaeta, Pteropoda, Sergestidae, Siphonophora

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Mombasa, Tudor Creek Stations
Station1
Coordinates: Long: 39,6824; Lat: -4,0615 [WGS84]
Station2
Coordinates: Long: 39,6721; Lat: -4,0432 [WGS84]
Station3
Coordinates: Long: 39,6538; Lat: -4,0266 [WGS84]
Station4
Coordinates: Long: 39,6437; Lat: -3,9922 [WGS84]
Station5
Coordinates: Long: 39,613; Lat: -3,9833 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
December 1984 - December 1987
Monthly

Taxonomic coverage
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Larvacea [WoRMS]
Brachyura [WoRMS]
Caridea [WoRMS]
Chaetognatha [WoRMS]
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Ctenophora [WoRMS]
Euphausiidae Dana, 1852 [WoRMS]
Hydroidolina [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Mysidae Haworth, 1825 [WoRMS]
Penaeidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Pteropoda [WoRMS]
Sergestidae Dana, 1852 [WoRMS]
Siphonophorae [WoRMS]

Parameters
Copepoda biomass, Copepoda density, Dry weight biomass, Presence/absence of biota

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek (ECOL), moredata creator

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Okemwa, E. (1990). A study of the pelagic copepods (Copepoda; Crustacea) in a tropical marine creek Tudor, Mombasa, Kenya, with a special reference to their community structure, biomass and productivity. PhD Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 225 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2014-04-17
Information last updated: 2016-04-25
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