micronekton

micronekton

[‚mī·krə′nek‚tän]
(ecology)
Active pelagic crustaceans and other forms intermediate between thrusting nekton and feebler-swimming plankton.
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These animals range in size from micronekton (small swimming animals), down to some of the larger zooplankton and up to things such as squid and some of the larger fish.
Macroplankton and micronekton in the northeast tropical Atlantic: abundance, community composition and vertical distribution in relation to different trophic environments.
One such species is the red crab Pleuroncodes planipes (Anomuran, Galatheid), which is the most abundant micronekton, because of a protracted planktonic stage, in the southern part of the California Current (De Anda-Montanez et al.
In: The biology of the subarctic Pacific: Proceedings of the Japan-United States of America seminar on the biology of micronekton of the subarctic Pacific Part II.
The rockfishes are among the most common of groups found in pelagic micronekton surveys in the eastern North Pacific.
Squid diversity in the micronekton of the Eastern Tropical Pacific is low, with only 15 species reported from the families Enoploteuthidae, Onychoteutidae, Cranchiidae, Histioteuthidae and Ommastrephidae (Blackburn, 1968).
Hallacher, "Mesopelagic-boundary community in Hawaii: micronekton at the interface between neritic and oceanic ecosystems," Marine Biology, vol.
Effects of a decrease in downwelling irradiance on the daytime vertical distribution patterns of zooplankton and micronekton. Mar.
Its main attraction is the enormous abundance of zooplankton and micronekton, which grows extraordinarily quickly and forms enormous, dense patches.
Land-based predator impact on vertically migrating zooplankton and micronekton advected to a Southern Ocean Archipelago.
Acoustic scattering from zooplankton and micronekton in relation to a whale feeding site near Georges Bank and Cape Cod.