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Variability of Acartia clausi in the Black Sea

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There are two morphotypes of A. clausi in the Black Sea. The diversity in the spine ornamentation of the last prosomal and urosomal segments generally has been decreasing in both morphotypes during the period of this study (1976–1990). Seasonal data showed increased variability in April.

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Shadrin, N.V., Popova, E.V. Variability of Acartia clausi in the Black Sea. Hydrobiologia 292, 179–184 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00229939

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  • population variability
  • Acartia
  • Black Sea