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Acartiidae Sars G.O, 1903

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posted on 2023-07-19, 06:33 authored by Genuario Belmonte

Copepods of the family Acartiidae are representatives of Calanoida. Common and abundant in marine  zooplankton  worldwide,  the  86  recognized  species  of Acartiidae  are  grouped  into  5 genera. They occur in neritic waters covering a wide latitudinal range. Adult body lengths range between 600 μm and 2700 μm, a size that is effectively captured by meso-zooplankton nets of 200 μm mesh size. Juveniles and nauplii, however, are smaller; they can only be quantitatively captured by  using  narrower  mesh  sizes.  Adults  show  sexual  dimorphism  recognizable  only  after the first instars of the copepodite stage.

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Published under the auspices of the following ICES Steering Group or Committee

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Published under the auspices of the following ICES Expert Group or Strategic Initiative

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Series

ICES Identification Leaflets for Plankton

Volume

194

ISBN

978-87-7482-555-5

ISSN

2707-675X

Recommended citation

Belmonte, G. 2021. Acartiidae Sars G.O, 1903. ICES Identification Leaflets for Plankton No. 194. 29 pp. http://doi.org/10.17895/ices.pub.7680

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