Copepods of the Equatorial Eastern Pacific (OBIS, ESPOBIS)Entry ID: cl_udec_copas_ecuador_01
Abstract: The Equatorial Region of the Eastern South Pacific across Ecuador (1°N – 3°S) is characterized by the influence of tropical waters from the north and sub-tropical surface waters from the south, giving rise to the Equatorial Front during the austral winter. However during the dry season (June to August), when southerly winds become more intense, the cold Humboldt Current may also influence the area ... around 2°S over the coastal zone of Ecuador, while the front becomes weak and constrained to the south. The whole area is also subjected to strong inter-annual variation driven by the ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) cycle. The pelagic fauna in this region is highly diverse, but little studied. Among planktonic components, the crustacean copepods dominate both coastal and oceanic areas. This growing data base is an attempt to build a unique platform to describe, identify and count this important taxonomic group of this region.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tutasi, P.
Dataset Title: Copepods Equatorial Eastern Pacific
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Concepción, CHILE
Version: Not provided
Start Date: 2001-09-01Stop Date: 2001-09-01
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > COPEPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Email: fgodoyf at udec.cl
Centro FONDAP-COPAS Universidad de Concepción P.O. BOX 160-C
Email: prithalila at gmail.com
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-11-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01