Record of Pleopis schmackeri (Poppe) Branchiopoda in Rio das Ostras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Autores

  • Wanda Maria Monteiro-Ribas Instituto de Estudo do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira
  • Igor Souza Freitas Instituto de Estudo do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira
  • Judson Cruz Rosa Instituto de Estudo do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2013v26n1p201

Palavras-chave:

Brazil, Cladocera, Pleopis schmackeri, Rio das Ostras, RJ, Zooplankton

Resumo

The paper describes the first occurrence of Pleopis schmackeri (Poppe, 1889) (Branchiopoda, Onychopoda) in Rio das Ostras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is described. This marine cladoceran species occurred in zooplanktonic samples obtained on July, 2003 with mean density of 10 ind.m-3. Its presence may be related to two hypotheses, due to ballast water and through the Brazilian current, which gets closer to the coast Winter.



Publicado

2012-10-20

Edição

Seção

Short Communication