Is Chaetognaths a Meroplankton?
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Also, are copepods Meroplankton?
Holoplankton are organisms that are planktic (they live in the water column and cannot swim against a current) for their entire life cycle. Examples of holoplankton include some diatoms, radiolarians, some dinoflagellates, foraminifera, amphipods, krill, copepods, and salps, as well as some gastropod mollusk species.
One may also ask, is phytoplankton a Meroplankton? Meroplankton is a wide variety of planktonic organisms, which spend a portion of their lives in the benthic region of the ocean. These organisms do not remain as plankton permanently, rather, they are planktonic components in transition, which eventually become larger organisms.
Likewise, people ask, are barnacles Meroplankton?
This study found a number of kinds of meroplankton in these fjords; the dominant organisms are larval forms of barnacles, squat lobsters, crabs, snails and bivalves. Specifically, barnacle larvae are favored in spring, when river outflow is at its minimum, while its food sources, phytoplankton, are more abundant.
Are arrow worms Meroplankton?
Chaetognaths belong to an exclusively marine phylum commonly known as arrow worms. There are around 100 species in the phylum, of which 10 are known from south-east Australian waters. They are mostly holoplanktonic predators on copepods and other crustaceans but there are a few benthic forms.