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Biology and production of Nyctiphanes australis G.O. Sars, in the coastal waters of S.E. Tasmania
thesisposted on 2023-05-26, 20:26 authored by Hosie, Graham William
The euphausiid Nyctiphanes australis forms an important component of the zooplankton biomass in south-eastern Tasmanian coastal waters, particularly in Storm Bay where the species exists in high densities throughout most of the year. During the warmer spring and summer months, the standing crop of N. australis often exceeded the total copepod biomass. Rapid growth occurred throughout the year, with females reaching sexual maturity after 3 to 4 months. The total life span of N. australis is unlikely to exceed one year. The intermoult period increased exponentially with increase in body length and weight.
Rights statementCopyright 1982 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 1983. Bibliography: l. 122-129