holoplankton


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hol·o·plank·ton

 (hŏl′ə-plăngk′tən, hō′lə-)
n.
The collection of organisms that spend all stages of their life cycle as plankton, drifting freely in the water.

holoplankton

(ˌhɒləˈplæŋktən)
n
(Biology) organisms, such as diatoms and algae, that spend all stages of their life cycle as plankton. Compare meroplankton
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29 species of copepods, 4 species of cladocera, 11 groups of holoplankton and 9 groups of meroplankton were determined in spring; 17 species of copepods, 4 species of cladocera and 8 groups of holoplankton and meroplankton, respectively, were determined in summer; 23 species of copepods, 2 species of cladocera, 10 groups of holoplankton and 7 groups of meroplankton were determined in autumn and 34 species of copepods, 12 groups of holoplankton and 7 groups of meroplankton were determined in winter.
This led to a large difference between holoplankton and meroplankton abundance (Fig.
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Seasonal composition and food web relationships of marine organisms in the nearshore zone--including components of the ichthyoplankton, meroplankton, and holoplankton.
Although the meroplankton may be an important component of zooplankton communities, most of the biomass of these communities consists of holoplankton.
The entire contents of each sample were analyzed, except in cases where larvae and holoplankton were extremely numerous.
Such animals are termed holoplankton, while the temporary residents of the plankton (such as the larval forms) are called meroplankton.
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