Ichthyoplankton relationship with primary and secondary productivities in Shatt Al-Arab estuary.
Mesopotamian Journal of Marine Science,
Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 79-85
AbstractABSTRACT Ichthyoplankton and zooplankton samples were collected seasonally from spring 2001 to winter 2002. The annual average of primary productivity was 0.05 gm/C/m3/day. The highest recorded abundance of zooplankton was 18122.45 individual/m2 at the Krane station during spring and 4130.06 individual/m2 at the Al-Amaya station during summer. The averages of total abundance of Icthyoplankton in Krane and Al-Amaya stations were 84.68 larvae/10 m2 and 55.91 larvae/10 m2 , respectively. The correlation coefficient between zooplankton abundance in Al-Amaya stations was insignificant (r=0.35 P>0.05) while in Krane station was significant (r = 0.77 P<0.05).
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