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Marine Invertebrate Larvae in Hong Kong Waters

Taxonomic Details

Taxonomic Details

The following is a taxonomic key of the diverse faunal groups that were collected during a 15-month zooplankton survey of Port Shelter, in the eastern waters of Hong Kong during May 2016 to July 2017. A 500 µm mesh Bongo net was deployed to target microplankton (measuring between 20-200 µm) and mesoplankton (measuring between 200-2000 µm) size ranges.
Examples of some of the genera and species found are given. Click on the names underlined for the relevant photomicrographs page in the Photo Guide.
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  • Ctenophora (Phylum) - Ctenophores or Comb jellies

    • Tentaculata (Class)

  • Platyhelminthes (Phylum) - Flatworms

    • Turbellaria (Class)

  • Chaetognatha (Phylum) - Arrow worms

Updated on 24th October, 2017

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