Tigriopus fulvus (Fischer, 1860) is a benthic harpacticoid copepod of the supralittoral environment, the study subject population is currently resident in Genova Nervi rockpools (Ligurian Sea, 44°22'52.561 N; 9°2'12.570 E). Main environmental rockpools parameters were studied from March To September 2014. Salinity, temperature, pH, density, copepod abundance and rockpools trophism (Seston and Chlorophyll "a") were assessed, these parameters were chosen as more relevant for copepod population development. Populations trends and occasional extinction events suggest, together with appropriate statistic treatment, a metapopulation structure for T.fulvus, even though a genetic evidence is required.

Metapopulation structure of a benthic harpacticoid copepod and environmental factors

Guido Bonello;Luigi Pane
2016

Abstract

Tigriopus fulvus (Fischer, 1860) is a benthic harpacticoid copepod of the supralittoral environment, the study subject population is currently resident in Genova Nervi rockpools (Ligurian Sea, 44°22'52.561 N; 9°2'12.570 E). Main environmental rockpools parameters were studied from March To September 2014. Salinity, temperature, pH, density, copepod abundance and rockpools trophism (Seston and Chlorophyll "a") were assessed, these parameters were chosen as more relevant for copepod population development. Populations trends and occasional extinction events suggest, together with appropriate statistic treatment, a metapopulation structure for T.fulvus, even though a genetic evidence is required.
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