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Growth and development of four calanoid copepod species under experimental and natural conditions
Klein Breteler, W.C.M.; Fransz, H.G.; Gonzalez, S.R. (1982). Growth and development of four calanoid copepod species under experimental and natural conditions. Neth. J. Sea Res. 16: 195-207
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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    Marine

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  • Klein Breteler, W.C.M.
  • Fransz, H.G.
  • Gonzalez, S.R.

Abstract
    The growth in 4 pelagic marine copepods, Acartia clausi, Temora longicornis, Centropages hamatus and Pseudocalanus sp. was studied. In laboratory experiments the rate of development of successive cohorts was estimated at different food concentrations at 15°C. The development of mixed field populations of the North Sea was estimated by a multiple linear regression method. The relation between length and ash-free dry weight of cultured animals was established for all developmental stages (except NI) and weight specific growth rates were calculated accordingly. The growth of nauplii and copepodites in the North Sea was probably food-limited in summer, and the more severe in the older copepodid stages. Species and stage specific responses to food composition were supposedly found.

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