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Plankton that consists of animals, including copepods, rotifers, jellyfish, and the larvae of sessile animals such as coral and sea anemones.

zo′o·plank·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.


(Biology) of or relating to zooplankton
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The average abundance of zooplanktonic species was highest in summer, spring, and winter, respectively.
Richness and distribution of zooplanktonic crustacean species in Chilean Andes Mountains and southern Patagonia shallow ponds.
19] are derived from algal and zooplanktonic sources, whereas the higher plants are prone to produce long-chain n-alkenes [25].
In fact, several authors observed that notonectids exhibit a tendency to select zooplanktonic prey based on their size, with a clear preference for the largest ones, indirectly favoring smaller and supposedly less competitive Zooplankton species (Cooper, 1983; Scott and Murdoch, 1983; Murdoch and Scott, 1984; Gilbert and Bums, 1999; Walsh et al.
Thus, the effects of fish predation on zooplankton communities are differently expressed in lake ecosystems, which can cause changes in the diversity and density of zooplanktonic species, the composition and biomass of phytoplankton and the physical and chemical conditions of the environment.
Key words: adults, amphipods, British Columbia, euphausiids, former breeding, Haida Gwaii, juveniles, Ptychoramphus aleuticus, zooplanktonic prey
Application of an inexpensive and high-throughput genomic DNA extraction method for the molecular ecology of zooplanktonic diapausing eggs.
Shrimps may also avoid using zooplankton as a direct food source because shrimps were too large to capture the small zooplanktonic organisms.