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Table 1 Zooplankton composition and abundance (ind. m−3) during each season

From: Seasonal dynamics of the copepod community in a tropical monsoonal estuary and the role of sex ratio in their abundance pattern

Group PRM MS PM
Holoplankton
 Hydromedusae 5 0.034 0.004
 Siphonophore 0.001 0.1
 Ctenophore 0.018 0.474
 Polycheata 0.084 0.031 0.025
 Chaetognatha 2 7 4
 Copepoda 5369 673 2152
 Ostracoda 0.004
 Cladocera 0.039 75 0.287
 Mysid 0.014 0.0157
 Isopoda 0.001 0.002
 Amphipoda 0.157 0.054 0.528
 Stomatopoda 0.001 0.005
 Luciferiidae 15 2 1
 Thaliacea 0.011
 Appendicularia 0.069 0.14
 Pteropoda 0.003
 Copepoda nauplii 13 12
Meroplankton
 Polychaete larvae 0.015 0.132
 Decapod larvae 57 3.5 6
 Cirriped larvae 2 0.112
 Gastropod larvae 162 0.438 6
 Lamellibranch larvae 24 0.648 1.469
 Fish eggs 5 0.186 7.5
 Fish larvae 1 4 1
  1. PRM pre-monsoon, MS monsoon, PM post-monsoon