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Copepod feeding in the Westerschelde and the Gironde
Tackx, M.; Irigoien, X.; Daro, N.; Castel, J.; Zhu, L.; Zhang, X.; Nijs, J. (1995). Copepod feeding in the Westerschelde and the Gironde. Hydrobiologia 311(1-3): 71-83
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
Peer reviewed article  

Also published as
  • Tackx, M.; Irigoien, X.; Daro, N.; Castel, J.; Zhu, L.; Zhang, X.; Nijs, J. (1995). Copepod feeding in the Westerschelde and the Gironde, in: IZWO Coll. Rep. 25(1995). IZWO Collected Reprints, 25: pp. chapter 51, more
  • Tackx, M.; Irigoien, X.; Daro, N.; Castel, J.; Zhu, L.; Zhang, X.; Nijs, J. (1995). Copepod feeding in the Westerschelde and the Gironde, in: Heip, C.H.R. et al. (Ed.) Major biological processes in European tidal estuaries. Developments in Hydrobiology, 110: pp. 71-83, more

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Keywords
    Acartia bifilosa (Giesbrecht, 1881) [WoRMS]; Acartia tonsa Dana, 1849 [WoRMS]; Eurytemora affinis (Poppe, 1880) [WoRMS]; Brackish water

Authors  Top 
  • Tackx, M., more
  • Irigoien, X.
  • Daro, N., more
  • Castel, J.
  • Zhu, L.
  • Zhang, X.
  • Nijs, J.

Abstract
    As in most European estuaries, the mesoplankton of the Westerschelde and the Gironde is dominated by calanoid copepods. In the Westerschelde, Eurytemora affinis dominates the brackish water area between station 7 and 10 in winter and spring while Acartia tonsa is dominant in summer. Maximum abundance of A. tonsa is located slightly more seawards than that of E. affinis. Acartia bifilosa occurs in winter and spring in lower abundances than A. tonsa and its maximum abundance is located between the brackish and the marine area. In the Gironde, E. affinis dominates in winter and spring between station J and K, with its maximum around station K. The second important species in the Gironde is Acartia bifilosa with a maximum abundance in summer, located around station E and J. In the Gironde, A. tonsa occurs in the same area as A. bifilosa only in late summer and early autumn.

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