Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Estimates of Secondary Production in a Co-Existent Group of Acartia Species (Copepoda, Calanoida)

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Crustaceana

Secondary production of a congeneric species group of Acartia Dana, 1846, was estimated during a summer-autumn period (from June to October 1989) using a calculation based on the size-frequency distribution. Our study area was Málaga harbour (SE of Spain), a shallow (10 m depth) and semi-isolated ecosystem with restricted circulation. Acartia was the dominant copepod in the water column. Co-occurring species were Acartia grani, Acartia clausi, and Acartia discaudata var. mediterranea. Estimated average production was 29.12 mg dry wt m-3 d-1 (13.10 mg C m-3 3 d-1). The high values of chlorophyll concentration suggest that copepods can always find sufficient food for growth at maximum rate. The results obtained were similar to previous estimates for other Acartia species in coastal areas.

Affiliations: 1: ) Departamento de Biologia Animal, Vegetal y Ecologia, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Paraje Las Lagunillas s/n, Universidad de Jaén, E-23071 Jaén, Spain; 2: ) Departamento de Ecologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Campus de Teatinos, Universidad de Málaga, E-29071 Málaga, Spain


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Crustaceana — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation