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The effect of temperature on size and development in three species of benthic copepod


Abdullahi, BA and Laybourn-Parry, J, The effect of temperature on size and development in three species of benthic copepod, Oecologia, 67, (2) pp. 295-297. ISSN 0029-8549 (1985) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00384303


The effect of temperature on the size and development times of three benthic cyclopoid copepods, Acanthocyclops viridis, A. vernalis and Macrocyclops albidus were investigated within the normal environmental temperature range (5°C-20°C). Adult weight decreased as temperature increased. All three species complete their development at 5°C and development times at all temperatures are presented as curvilinear logarithmic temperature functions. The duration of development decreases as temperature rises. The results are compared with those reported else-where for benthic and planktonic species and the ecological implications are discussed. © 1985 Springer-Verlag.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Laybourn-Parry, J (Professor Johanna Laybourn-Parry)
ID Code:49412
Year Published:1985
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2007-12-08
Last Modified:2011-08-30

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