Recording New Two Species from Order Calanoida (Copepoda) and Studying their Vertical Distribution in the Syrian Arab Coastal Water

Kamal Al- Hanoun, Majed Hamameh


Samples of marine zooplankton have been studied in general, especially Copepoda, Order Calanoida, in the coastal marine water of Jableh city.
In this study, Scolecithricella dentata, Scolecithrix bradyi, have been recorded for the first time in the study area, spatial and temporal distribution of these species in three ecologically different areas, have been studied when many effect the seasonal distribution of these species.
504 samples have been collected vertically, during the period between August 2009 and July 2010 in three areas and at different depths. Temperature, salinity, and transparency were measured in each sampling site.
48 individuals were collected among which 35 females and 13 males for Scolecithricella dentata, while reached for Scolecithrix bradyi 32 individuals, they all from females, result showed that these species appeared in all sampling areas and in all depths, during the study area.


Copepoda, Calanoida, Syrian Arab Coastal Water, Vertical Distribution, Scolecithricella dentata , Scolecithrix bradyi.

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