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Depth structuring of pelagic copepod biodiversity in waters adjacent to an Eastern Indian Ocean coral reef

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dc.contributor Sch Math & Phys
dc.contributor Ctr Applicat Nat Resource Math Carm
dc.contributor University Of Queensland
dc.contributor Univ Queensland
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en O'LEARY, R. A. MCKINNON, A. D. DUGGAN, S. BOETTGER-SCHNACK, R. GUSMAOA, L. F. M. 2013-02-28T06:55:41Z 2013-02-28T06:55:41Z 2017-03-21T01:09:37Z 2019-07-08T02:20:40Z 2017-03-21T01:09:37Z 2017-03-21T01:09:37Z 2013-02-28T06:55:41Z 2019-07-08T02:20:40Z 2013-03-01
dc.identifier 8942 en
dc.identifier.citation McKinnon AD, Duggan S, Bottger-Schnack R, Gusmao LFM, O'Leary R (2013) Depth structuring of pelagic copepod biodiversity in waters adjacent to an Eastern Indian Ocean coral reef. Journal of Natural History 47(5-12): 639-665 en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-2933
dc.description.abstract We compared pelagic copepod communities at three (400+ m) stations adjacent to Scott Reef (14 degrees S), a shelf-break reef in Australia's Indian Ocean territory, with those within the shallow (c.50 m) atoll lagoon. The metazooplankton assemblage sampled by our 100-m multinet system was dominated by small (< 1.0 mm) copepods. We identified over 220 copepod species, belonging to five of the nine orders. Of these, 68 (31%) are new records for Australian waters and at least 14 are likely to be undescribed. Redundancy analysis indicated that depth stratum was the most important determinant of community structure: distinct communities were associated with the epipelagic (within which the atoll lagoon community was further distinguished by reef-associated copepods), the chlorophyll maximum/thermocline, the upper mesopelagic and the hyper-benthos. The family Oncaeidae was highly speciose (> 52 taxa) and progressively more important with increasing depth.
dc.description.sponsorship We thank Woodside Energy Ltd as operator of the Browse LNG Development for financial support, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science Visiting Scientist Program for funding travel by RBS. We thank the masters (Chris Davis and Greg Lambert) and crew of AIMS' RV "Solander", and Matt Wassnig, Liza Roger and Lincoln Critchley for assistance in sampling at sea. We are indebted to our colleagues Dr Miles Furnas and Dr Richard Brinkman for their collaboration and camaraderie throughout this project.
dc.description.uri en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Natural History en
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dc.subject Arabian Sea
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Larvacean Houses
dc.subject Biodiversity Conservation
dc.subject Depth
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Community
dc.subject Pacific-ocean
dc.subject Vertical-distribution
dc.subject Copepoda
dc.subject Small Metazoan Plankton
dc.subject Indian Ocean
dc.subject Mesozooplankton
dc.subject Non-calanoid Copepods
dc.subject Biodiversity & Conservation
dc.subject Biodiversity
dc.subject Oithona-davisae
dc.subject Egg-production
dc.title Depth structuring of pelagic copepod biodiversity in waters adjacent to an Eastern Indian Ocean coral reef
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00222933.2012.673645
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000316104500020

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