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Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) - Summer planktonic communities of North West Cape, Western Australia (1997 - 2002)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Sep 18, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

The community composition of pelagic copepods near Australia's North West Cape was studied during the austral summers of 1997/1998 and 1998/1999 from sampling from a set of 8 stations (A-H) along a 36km cross-shelf transect. Over 120 species of copepods were identified: 60 species of calanoid copepods and 5 harpacticoid copepods. Families (number of species) found were: Aetideidae (1), Arcartiidae (5), Augaptilidae (2), Calanidae (5), Candaciidae (5), Centropagidae (2), Clausocalanidae (7), Clytemnestridae (1), Coryacaeidae (22), Ectinosomatidae (1), Eucalidae (5), Euchaetidae (2), Euterpinidae (1), Lubbokcidae (1), Lucicutiidae (2), Mecynoceridae (1), Metridinidae (2), Miraciidae (1), Oithonidae (11), Oncaeidae (19), Paracalanidae (15), Pontellidae (5), Pseudodiaptomidae (3), Rhincalanidae (1), Sapphirinidae (2), Scolecitrichidae (2), Temoridae (2), Tisbidae (1), Tortanidae (1).

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). 2009, Planktonic copepod community structure in summer, North West Cape, Western Australia,, accessed 18-Sep-2018


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 23fa1c7a-1f3e-45c7-9997-cb718f8975b6.  CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Atlas of Living Australia.


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

David McKinnon
Principle Investigator
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Data Manager
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Data Manager
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

North West cape, Western Australia

Bounding Coordinates South West [-22.7, 113.6], North East [-20.9, 115.8]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1997-10-26 / 2002-04-05

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers