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Table 3 Zooplankton taxa with potential for use as indicators of water masses

From: A new comparative study of zooplankton from oceanic, shelf and harbour waters, south-east coast, Jamaica

Taxa Mean numbers m−3with standard error
  HSB SEC WE CB
Evadne tergestina 10.3 ± 5.6 0.5 ± 0.4 2.9 ± 1.9 4.4 ± 1.9
Penilia avirostris 278.4 ± 77.1 3.9 ± 2.2 10.3 ± 8.1 0.3 ± 0.2
Sagitta enflata 45.6 ± 10.1 36.7 ± 5.3 34.2 ± 5.2 29.0 ± 7.6
Clausocalanus sp. 0 45.3 ± 18.3 154.1 ± 42.4 9.9 ± 9.9
Paracalanus parvus 734.6 ± 222.4 88.9 ± 18.1 48.9 ± 32.4 73.8 ± 21.4
Undinula vulgaris 19.1 ± 8.1 87.1 ± 26.5 40.6 ± 7.3 85.2 ± 23.4
Farranula carinata 0 4.8 ± 2.0 34.1 ± 9.7 40.4 ± 12.1
Oithona nana 192.5 ± 42.9 119.7 ± 15.4 6.3 ± 1.7 5.9 ± 2.7
Microsetella norvegica 4.3 ± 2.7 9.4 ± 2.7 30.7 ± 6.1 37.2 ± 5.6
Lucifer faxoni 23.9 ± 7.4 0.6 ± 0.2 0.4 ± 0.2 2.8 ± 2.1
  1. HSB, Harbour shoal beacon; SEC, South-East cay; WE, Windward edge; CB, California bank.