The effects of food scarcity may nevertheless have different implications for the larvae of different species (Freeman, 1990; Mikami et al., 1995), whether at the beginning or toward the end of their meroplanktonic
development (Calado et al., 2010).
Modelling the effect of temperature on hatching and settlement patterns of meroplanktonic
organisms: the case of the octopus.
larvae were the major component representing 39.4% of the total zooplankton abundance.
microcrustaceans, appendicularians, chaetognats), meroplanktonic
The abundance of the meroplanktonic
diatom Aulacoseira granulata in the diet of several taxa is in accordance with Bovo-Scomparin and Train (2008) who stated that this is an abundant species in the phytoplankton of lakes associated with Ivinhema River.
It is well established that meroplanktonic
larvae are subject to extensive transport away from adult habitats and extensions of H.
distribution and circulation in a coastal retention zone of the northern California upwelling system.
The planktonic taxa designations include euplanktonic, tychoplanktonic, and meroplanktonic
Seasonal variations in the phytoplankton community, particularly in meroplanktonic
dinoflagellates and physico-chemical characteristics of the water column during the sediment collection period were described by Morquecho and Lechuga-Deveze (2004).
Slackening of the current will allow meroplanktonic
species to penetrate nearer to the coast, increasing species competition or leading to the dispersal and possible loss of coastal species.
larvae become entrained in these offshore-moving surface currents and accumulate at fronts where this upwelled water meets the offshore, southward-flowing water of the California Current (Roughgarden et al.
Obvious changes in habitat, such as amphibian metamorphosis or meroplanktonic
larval settlement, certainly will cause ontogenetic diet changes that probably will alter an animal's [[Delta].sup.13]C.