Zooplankton of the Great Lakes: A Guide to the Identification and Ecology of the Common Crustacean Species

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1984 - Science - 174 pages

Researchers, instructors, and students will appreciate this compilation of detailed information on the crustacean zooplankton of the Great Lakes. The authors have gathered data from more than three hundred sources and organized into a useful laboratory manual. The taxonomic keys are easy to use, suitable for both classroom and laboratory identifications. Detailed line drawings are provided to help confirm the identification of the major species. Zoologists, limnologists, hydrobiologists, fish ecologists, and those who study or monitor water quality will welcome this dependable new identification tool.
A concise summary of pertinent information on the ecology of these zooplankton is provided in the main body of the text. A check-list of all species reported from each of the Great Lakes and notes on the distribution and abundance of more than a hundred species were compiled from an extensive search of existing literature. In addition, the authors collected samples from several locations on Lake Superior, in order to provide information on the abundance and life histories of the major crustacean species.

 

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Contents

List of Plates 156
11
General Procedures for Collecting and Identifying Crustacean Zooplankton
16
Life History and Ecology of the Major Crustacean Species
49
CALANOID COPEPODS
73
CYCLOPOID COPEPODS
93
MALACOSTRACANS
103
Summary of Zooplankton Collections from the Great Lakes
117
Leptodora kindti
136
Bosmina longirostris 9
151
Bosmina longirostris
152
Eubosmina coregoni P
153
Eubosmina coregoni ő
154
Chydorus sphaericus ļ
155
Senecella calanoides ģ and f lateral view 23 Limnocalanus macrurus
157
Epischura lacustris Ở and
158
Eurytemora affinis 6 and
159

Leptodora kindti
137
Polyphemus pediculus P
138
Diaphanosoma birgei 9 lateral view
139
Diaphanosoma birgei ventral view
140
Holopedium gibberum f
141
Ceriodaphnia 9
142
Daphnia galeata mendotae
143
Daphnia galeata mendotae
144
Variations in head shape of Daphnia galeata mendotae
145
Daphnia retrocurva P
146
Daphnia retrocurva ő
147
Variations in head shape of Daphnia retrocurva 99
148
Daphnia longiremis
149
Variations in body form and head shape of immature Daphnia longiremis
150
Leptodiaptomus ashlandi ở and
160
Leptodiaptomus minutus o and
161
Leptodiaptomus sicilis and
162
Leptodiaptomus siciloides
163
Leptodiaptomus siciloides
164
Skistodiaptomus oregonensis Ở and 9
165
Acanthocyclops vernalis Ở and
166
Diacyclops thomasi ở and
167
Mesocyclops edax ō and
168
Tropocyclops prasinus mexicanus
169
Mysis relicta Ở
170
Pontoporeia ở
171
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Mary D. Balcer is Lake Superior Field Station Program Coordinator in Superior, Wisconsin. Nancy Korda is an Environmental Planner for the State of Wisconsin, in Madison. Stanley I. Dodson is professor of zoology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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