Biodiv Sci ›› 2016, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (7): 831-837.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2016030

Special Issue: 全球气候变化下的海洋生物多样性专辑

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Analyzing the tintinnid community structure and distribution in the surface waters southeast of Hawaii from a cruise in 2013

Chaofeng Wang1,2,3, Haibo Li1,2,3, Wuchang Zhang1,2,*(), Li Zhao1,2, Yuan Zhao1,2, Tian Xiao1,2   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, Shandong 266071
    2 Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Science, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong 266071
    3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049
  • Received:2016-01-28 Online:2016-07-20 Published:2016-08-04
  • Contact: Zhang Wuchang


The species richness and abundance of tintinnids in the surface waters at 23 stations located in southeast of Hawaii were investigated between 14 August and 18 September 2013. A total of 36 species in 22 genera were identified. All tintinnid species had hyaline loricae. The species richness of tintinnids in each station ranged from 15 to 21. Tintinnid abundance and biomass ranged from 4,730 to 23,693 ind./m3, and from 9.60 to 88.61 μg C/m3, respectively. The top four dominant species were Ascampbelliella armilla, Steenstrupiella steenstrupii, Eutintinnus tenuis and S. gracilis. These top four dominant species were in different lorica oral diameter (LOD) size-classes.

Key words: Tintinnid, community structure, Hawaii, abundance, biomass, dominant species, horizontal distribution