oa African Zoology - The amphipod Parathemisto gaudichaudi off the West Coast of Africa

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



This report is based on data that were obtained from plankton collections made from April 1954 to May 1960, during which time R.S. Africana II, of the Division of Sea Fisheries, occupied a number of offshore and inshore stations in the neighbourhood of the commercial fishIng area of St. Helena Bay. This network of stations, known as the routine area, was visited once a month as part of the Division's pilchard and maasbanker research programme. The total area covered was approximately 4,800 square miles. Parathemisto gaudichaudi (Guer.) is one of the most characteristic and abundant members of the ""edible"", inshore plankton off the west coast of southern Africa. The species must be regarded as an important element in the over-all biomass of the routine area.

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