Temporal distribution of planktonic ciliates in Jangmok Bay, south coast of Korea SCOPUS KCI

Title
Temporal distribution of planktonic ciliates in Jangmok Bay, south coast of Korea
Author(s)
Kim, Y.-O.; Jang, M.-C.
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Young Ok(김영옥)
Publication Year
2008-12
Abstract
Ciliate plankton samples were collected biweekly from July 2006 to June 2008 in Jangmok Bay of Geoje Island. Species composition and abundances were analyzed by quantitative protargol stain and environmental parameters were also examined. A total of 88 ciliate species occurred during the study period, consisting of 22 tintinnids, 51 oligotrichs, and 15 other species. Higher ciliate abundances appeared from June to October during the warm season (>20°C) and the maximum (4.0×104 cells L-1) in August, while the lower abundances were found during the cold season. The minimun ciliate abundance was found in November when water temperature rapidly decreased. The temporal succession of dominant species was very clear and opportunistic. Pelagostrombidium sp., Tontonia simplicidens, Helicostomella subulata, and Myrionecta rubra were co-dominant in summer while Rimostrombidium orientale occurred abundantly in winter. Strombidium tressum and S. compressum, eurythermal species, were observed during all seasons. Based on the species-specific, ecology of ciliate plankton, it is suggested that the indicative ciliate species, can be applied as a biological tool to detect environmental change in the southern coastal waters of korea.
ISSN
1598-141X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/6501
DOI
10.4217/OPR.2008.30.4.419
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean and Polar Research, v.30, no.4, pp.419 - 426, 2008
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Keywords
Ciliate plankton; Ecological characteristics; Jangmok Bay
Type
Article
Language
Korean
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Related Researcher
Research Interests

Marine ecology,Plankton,Protists,해양생태,부유생물,원생생물

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