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Zooplankton of the Eastern South Pacific (OBIS, ESPOBIS)
Entry ID: zooplancton_copas_cl

Abstract: The Humboldt Current System is one the large and highly productive upwelling ecosystems of the world ocean. In the coastal upwelling system of northern and central/south of Chile a data base of marine zooplankton has been created after more than 15 years of study. Samples collections are available from 18º S to 36º S. This zooplankton sustains a strong fishery economy in Chile mostly based on small pelagic fishes, such as anchovies and sardines. Zooplankton species have been identified with help from well-known experts for copepod and euphausiid taxonomy. Many samples from other taxa are available and their identification is under progress. It is thus expected that the data base for zooplankton of the Pacific sub-node will continuously grow in the next few months.
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Description: OBIS Advanced Search Result 1996-2004 Total records: 1664

Description: Eastern South Pacific OBIS (ESPOBIS)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -20.2   S: -38.0   E: -70.33   W: -77.81
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 600 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Escribano, R., Hidalgo, P., Manríquez, K.
Dataset Title: Zooplankton species of the Eastern South Pacific
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Concepción, CHILE
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-06-23
Stop Date: 2004-11-25
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MICROSCOPES Ancillary Description
Quality Very Good Quality
Zooplankton of the Eastern South Pacific
Las especies fueron identificadas por personal altamente calificado
(Doctores en Zoología titulados de la Universidad de Concepción).
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
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Data Center
Center for Oceanographic Research in the eastern South Pacific FONDAP-COPAS, University of Concepcion, CHILE Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 56-41-2204520
Fax: 56-41-2207254
Email: rescribano at
Contact Address:
P.O. BOX 160-C
City: Concepcion
Country: CHILE
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: 56-41-2204520
Fax: 56-41-2207254
Email: fgodoyf at
Contact Address:
Universidad de Concepción
P.O. BOX 160-C
City: Concepción
Country: Chile
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01