Inland Water Biology

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 456–464 | Cite as

Integral Indicators of Variability of Arctodiaptomus salinus (Daday, 1885) (Copepoda, Diaptomidae) and Their Possible Use in Assessing the Population State

  • N. V. ShadrinEmail author
  • E. V. Anufriieva


The intrapopulation morphometric variability of the widespread species Arctodiaptomus salinus (Daday, 1885) has been studied in different water bodies of the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. The authors evaluate the effect of temperature, salinity, and population density; estimate the integral characteristics of the variability levels and connectivity of morphometric parameters; and discuss the possibility of using these integral characteristics for diagnostics of the planktonic-crustacean population status.


Copepoda zooplankton connectivity of parameters destabilization of populations morphometric variability 



We are grateful to F. Marrone for the samples from Spain, Italy, and Tunisia provided as a courtesy. This work was carried out as part of the Government Procurement from the Kovalevskii Institute of Marine Biological Research, Russian Academy of Sciences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kovalevsky Institute of Marine Biological Research, Russian Academy of SciencesSevastopolRussia

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