Seasonal Abundance of Zooplankton at Mangrove and Sandy Shore Habitat at Almarjan Zone, Jazan
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 102-108
Received: May 21, 2017; Accepted: May 31, 2017; Published: Jul. 14, 2017
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AbdAllah Tharwat AbdAllah, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Adel Alhababy, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Javed Kamal Shamsi, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Sahar Hassan Haroun, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Salah AbdelDayem, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Zooplankton abundance was poorly studied at Jazan coastal area. The present study dealt with identification of zooplankton at sandy shore and mangrove coast at AlMarjan zone. Species richness and population density at different seasons will be determined at both studied areas between May 2016-April 2017. PH, conductivity, water temperature and salinity will be determined. Regression analysis between water criteria and zooplankton abundance will be calculated at different seasons. Ciliates, rotifers, nauplius larva, Gammarus, veliger larva, nematodes, Planaria, copepods and Kinorhyncha were identified at both studied areas. Highest species richness and abundance was recorded during summer season for Almarjan sandy shore and mangrove sites. At sandy shore; ciliates were the highest abundant zooplankton, while Kinorhyncha showed the least abundance. Nematode was the highest abundant at Almarjan mangrove, while Gnathostomulida were the least abundant zooplankton. Conductivity, salinity and water temperature showed significantly correlation relationship (P < 0.05) with zooplankton abundance. Data were discussed to highlight the role of zooplankton abundance in the mangrove and sandy shore ecosystem.
Zooplankton, Seasonal Abundance, Sandy Shore, Mangrove, Almarjan
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AbdAllah Tharwat AbdAllah, Adel Alhababy, Mohammad Javed Kamal Shamsi, Sahar Hassan Haroun, Mohammed Salah AbdelDayem, Seasonal Abundance of Zooplankton at Mangrove and Sandy Shore Habitat at Almarjan Zone, Jazan, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 102-108. doi: 10.11648/j.aos.20170204.11
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