Coexistence and succession of copepod species in the Mandovi and Zuari estuaries, Goa

Show simple item record Goswami, S.C. 1995-05-11T10:00:56Z 2017-09-29T13:48:35Z 1995-05-11T10:00:56Z 2017-09-29T13:48:35Z 1983
dc.identifier.citation Mahasagar, vol.16(2); 1983; 251-258
dc.identifier.issn 0542-0938
dc.description.abstract Observations were made on the copepod species association and succession at six stations in the Mandovi-Zuari estuarine system of Goa, India. A total of 55 species belonging to 25 genera and 18 families were encountered in the surface collections. Estuarine and estuarine marine forms constituted the bulk of copepod population. The neritic species were only stragglers in this environment. Some of the species of the same or of different families showed complete coexistence while others were negatively correlated or associated either over space or time. The pattern of copepod succession based on species dominance revealed three main types with successional sequence of high saline species (greater than 30 ppt), low saline species (greater than 5 ppt) and species preferring medium salinity (6-30 ppt). The highest and lowest species diversity was seen during the premonsoon and monsoon periods respectively. The proliferation and succession of copepod species commences in the postmonsoon season when some of the coastal forms intrude into the estuaries with decrease in monsoonal influx and consequent increase in salinity
dc.language en
dc.publisher Indian Association for Limnology and Oceanography
dc.relation.ispartof Mahasagar
dc.relation.isreferencedby NON-SCI
dc.subject Aquatic Communities
dc.subject.other estuaries
dc.subject.other ecological associations
dc.subject.other ecological succession
dc.subject.other zooplankton
dc.subject.other correlation
dc.subject.other ISW, India, Goa, Mandovi-Zuari Estuary
dc.title Coexistence and succession of copepod species in the Mandovi and Zuari estuaries, Goa
dc.type Journal Article CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India

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