meroplankton


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meroplankton

[¦mer·ə′plaŋk·tən]
(biology)
Plankton composed of floating developmental stages (that is, eggs and larvae) of the benthos and nekton organisms. Also known as temporary plankton.
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Rotifers, copepods, cladocerans, and meroplankton dominate in the northeastern Gulf of Riga (Kotta et al.
Seasonal composition and food web relationships of marine organisms in the nearshore zone of Kodiak Island--including ichthyoplankton, meroplankton (shellfish), zooplankton, and fish.
Ship ballast water is a major source of introductions of coastal marine species, particularly of holoplankton and meroplankton with relatively long-lived planktonic larvae.
28/day (Korringa 1941)) and approximates the range commonly cited for meroplankton (Rumrill 1990, Morgan 1995).
Seasonal composition and food web relationships of marine organisms in the nearshore zone--including components of the ichthyoplankton, meroplankton, and holoplankton.
Initial recruitment was measured by taking weekly benthic core samples during the summer settling season, and larval supply was characterized using meroplankton samples taken every four hours in July.
Pelagic larvae of bivalves in the Meroplankton of the Velikaya Salma Inlet, Kandalaksha Bay, the White Sea.