Meereswissenschaftliche Berichte No 73 2008 - Marine Science Reports No 73 2008
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Zooplankton of the Open Baltic Sea: Atlas

Telesh, Irina; Postel, Lutz; Heerkloss, Reinhard; Mironova, Ekaterina; Skarlato, Sergey

Abstract. This is the third volume in a series of zooplankton atlases of the Baltic Sea. It describes zooplankton community of the open Baltic waters, which is a mixture of marine species and diverse representatives of brackish water and limnetic faunas. Brief information on morphology and ecology of zooplankton, picture key of higher invertebrate taxa and methodological recommendations for sampling, identification and counting of zooplankton are provided. Two checklists present ca. 1000 names of micro-, meso- and macrozooplankton organisms. The volume is illustrated by 290 colour photographs that are combined into 48 photo plates depicting most common species of Protozoa (Ciliata), Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Turbellaria, Rotifera, Branchiopoda, Copepoda, Chaetognatha and Copelata, as well as meroplanktonic larvae of Polychaeta, Mollusca, Cirripedia, Bryozoa and Echinodermata. The atlas is recommended for university students, zoologists and aquatic ecologists who are investigating and monitoring the pelagic ecosystem of the Baltic Sea.


Telesh, I., Postel, L., Heerkloss, R., Mironova, E., Skarlato, S., 2008. Zooplankton of the Open Baltic Sea: Atlas. BMB Publication No. 20. – Meereswiss. Ber., Warnemünde, 73, 1 - 251, doi:10.12754/msr-2008-0073


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