Chesapeake Science

, Volume 2, Issue 3–4, pp 206–207 | Cite as

The copepod genusAcartia in Chesapeake Bay

  • Thomas E. Bowman
Notes and Comments


Chesapeake Bay specimens ofAcartia, identified by C. B. Wilson asA. clausii andA. longiremis, were re-examined. All the specimens identified asA. longiremis and most of those labelledA. clausii wereA. tonsa. A. clausii was present only in two winter samples. The postulated change in the composition of species ofAcartia in the Bay can no longer be supported, since it arose from Wilson's misidentifications.


Continental Shelf Winter Sample Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Acartia Tonsa Chesapeake Biol 
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© Estuarine Research Federation 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas E. Bowman
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  1. 1.Division of Marine InvertebratesSmithsonian InstitutionWashington 25, D.C.

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