|Propagation of planktonic copepods: production and mortality of eggs|Kiørboe, T.; Møhlenberg, F.; Tiselius, P. (1988). Propagation of planktonic copepods: production and mortality of eggs, in: Boxshall, G.A. et al. (Ed.) Biology of copepods: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Copepoda. Developments in Hydrobiology, 47: pp. 219-225. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-94-009-3103-9_20
In: Boxshall, G.A.; Schminke, H.K. (Ed.) (1988). Biology of copepods: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Copepoda. Developments in Hydrobiology, 47. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht. ISBN 90-6193-654-3. XII, 639 pp.
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418
Copepods; Egg-production; Egg mortality
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- Kiørboe, T.
- Møhlenberg, F.
- Tiselius, P.
Data on fecundity and egg mortality of neritic copepods were collected in various seasons, areas and under various hydrographical conditions. On a seasonal basis variations in fecundity (F) were related to temperature rather than to the abundance of phytoplankton (P). However, a strong correlation between F and P was evident when water column stability varied horisontally or temporally (i.e. at a tidal front or subsequent to a storm). Estimated specific egg-mortalities were variable and occasionally very severe, up to 9.1 d-1, implying that down to 10-4% of the eggs survive to hatching. The implications for phenology and distribution of copepods are discussed.