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Table 2 Average abundance, relative abundance, and occurrence of the 20 most common copepod species in the waters southwest of Taiwan

From: Water mass transport through the northern Bashi Channel in the northeastern South China Sea affects copepod assemblages of the Luzon Strait

Species Abundance RA OR
Acrocalanus gracilis 3,300 ± 1,215 22.07 100
Paracalanus aculeatus 2,073 ± 716 13.87 93
Oncaea venusta 1,638 ± 441 10.96 80
Undinula vulgaris 894 ± 378 5.98 73
Clausocalanus paululus 787 ± 262 5.26 73
Acartia negligens 540 ± 166 3.61 87
Farranula gibbula 423 ± 120 2.83 87
Lucicutia flavicornis 391 ± 224 2.62 33
Cosmocalanus darwinii 374 ± 216 2.50 40
Temora discaudata 354 ± 118 2.37 80
Acrocalanus gibber 325 ± 104 2.17 73
Clausocalanus furcatus 306 ± 100 2.05 73
Canthocalanus pauper 305 ± 220 2.04 53
Eucalanus subcrassus 253 ± 91 1.69 67
Calanopia elliptica 203 ± 60 1.36 80
Sapphirina intestinata 182 ± 182 1.22 7
Corycaeus (D.) erythraeus 155 ± 51 1.04 67
Calanopia minor 154 ± 74 1.03 47
Copilia mirabilis 152 ± 67 1.02 60
Temora turbinata 146 ± 108 0.98 27
Other copepods (58) 1,993 ± 1,034 13.35 -
Total 14,950 ± 2,947 100 -
  1. Taiwan average abundance (mean ± SE, ind./100m3), relative abundance (RA, %), and occurrence (OR, %) of the 20 most common copepod species in the waters southwest of Taiwan during the cruise of 1 to 3 October 1996.