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Calycophorae (Siphonophora) in the open waters of the central and southern Adriatic Sea during spring 2002
Lucic, D.; Benovic, A.; Batistic, M.; Njire, J.; Onofri, V. (2005). Calycophorae (Siphonophora) in the open waters of the central and southern Adriatic Sea during spring 2002. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 85(3): 495-501
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Abundance; Species diversity; Eudoxoides spiralis (Bigelow, 1911) [WoRMS]; Lensia conoidea (Keferstein & Ehlers, 1860) [WoRMS]; Lensia meteori (Leloup, 1934) [WoRMS]; Lensia subtilis (Chun, 1886) [WoRMS]; Siphonophorae [WoRMS]; Sphaeronectes gracilis (Claus, 1873) [WoRMS]; MED, Adriatic [Marine Regions]; MED, Adriatic, South [Marine Regions]

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  • Lucic, D.
  • Benovic, A.
  • Batistic, M.
  • Njire, J.
  • Onofri, V.

Abstract
    Twenty species of calycophoran siphonophores were identified from the central and south Adriatic Sea in spring 2002. Highest abundance and species diversity were noted at the deepest stations in the south Adriatic. Highest total abundance was found in the upper 100 m. The dominant species above 100 m were Lensiasubtilis, Eudoxoidesspiralis and Sphaeronectesgracilis, none of which showed diel migration. The first two species correlated significantly with the vertical abundance of microzooplankton, and the last with that of copepods. The most abundant species in the 100-400 m layer was Lensiameteori, whereas Lensiaconoidea and Chlausophyesovata were most abundant below 400 m.

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