Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1457–1471, 2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1457–1471, 2018

Review article 16 Aug 2018

Review article | 16 Aug 2018

Copepod species abundance from the Southern Ocean and other regions (1980–2005) – a legacy

Astrid Cornils et al.

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Copepods are the predominant taxon in marine zooplankton and play an important role in the pelagic food web as intermediators between primary producers, the microbial loop and higher trophic levels. Here, we provide 33 data sets with abundances for a total of 312 copepod taxa from the Southern Ocean, the Magellan region, the Great Meteor Bank and the northern Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aqaba.