Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorPadmavati, G-
dc.contributor.authorGoswami, S C-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractZooplankton distribution and abundance in neuston layer and water column at 4 transects between Goa to Gujarat during January-February, 1988 were studied. The ambient water temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen at surface layer ranged between 26.3 degrees and 27.3 degrees C, 35.7 and 36.2 x 10(-3) and 4.3 and 4.5 ml.l(-1) respectively. The temperature and dissolved oxygen values decreased with depth. Their values at 200 m depth were 18.2 degrees C and 0.27 ml.l(-1). Zooplankton biomass (ml.m(-3)) and population density (no.m(-3)) were higher in the water column (av=0.5, 592) than in the upper neustonic layer (av=0.3, 245). Copepods were dominant (51.8 to 71.6%). The other important groups were ostracods, invertebrate larvae, chaetognaths, amphipods, pteropods, fish eggs and fish larvae. Sixtyone species of pelagic copepods were identified. Copepod species of genera Nannocalanus, Eucalanus, Clausocalanus and Canthocalanus were abundant both in the upper and lower neuston layers and water column. Significant correlation(P>0.05) was obtained among species of first 2 genera. The species richness and eveness were inversely related to the zooplankton biomass.en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJMS Vol.25(2) [June 1996]en_US
dc.titleZooplankton distribution in neuston and water column along west coast of India from Goa to Gujaraten_US
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.25(2) [June 1996]

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
IJMS 25(2) 85-90.pdf350.32 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in NOPR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.