[Home ] [Archive]    
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit ::
:: Volume 13, Issue 2 (4-2014) ::
IJFS 2014, 13 Back to browse issues page
Latest Diversity Trend and Seasonal Abundance of Population of Zooplankton (Holoplankton) Communities in the South Caspian Sea, Iran
M Rowshan Tabari * , S. M. R Fatemi , R Pourgholam , R Mousavi Nadoushan
, rowshantabari@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (13482 Views)
Seasonal variations of zooplankton communities were studied in the southern Caspian Sea for 4 successive seasons and 8 transects with 5 stations from 5 to 100 m depths which sampled during 2009. The zooplankton population constituted of 73.33% copepods, 24.21% rotifers, 2.23% cladocerans and 0.23% protozoans. Copepods were dominant at all stations with a density between 1456±531 ind. m-3 (Transect 8) to 4524±1215 ind. m-3 (transect 2). The predominant species of copepods was Acartia tonsa constituting 99.50% of all copepod populations. They were most abundant during warm months of summer in the upper layers (surface to 20 m depth) while rotifers replaced them during cold season. The maximum density of zooplankton was observed in the west decreasing towards the eastern parts of the sea.
Keywords: Zooplankton, Caspian Sea, Copepods, Rotifers, Acartia tonsa
Full-Text [PDF 528 kb]   (1885 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Orginal research papers | Subject: Ecology
Received: 2014/06/30 | Accepted: 2014/06/30 | Published: 2014/06/30
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

CAPTCHA code


XML     Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Rowshan Tabari M, Fatemi S M R, Pourgholam R, Mousavi Nadoushan R. Latest Diversity Trend and Seasonal Abundance of Population of Zooplankton (Holoplankton) Communities in the South Caspian Sea, Iran. IJFS. 2014; 13 (2) :437-448
URL: http://jifro.ir/article-1-1513-en.html


Volume 13, Issue 2 (4-2014) Back to browse issues page
مجله علوم شیلاتی ایران Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 31 queries by YEKTAWEB 3768