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This dataset contains data of zooplakton species which were found in Lebanese waters. The study area extends over 150 km between the south of Lebanon and offshore Tripoli city in the North. Monthly, seasonally and annual cruises were carried out between 1965 and 2007. Surface and vertical plankton samples were taken at standard depths 0m, 0-25m, 0-100m, 0-200m. Data are available as a classification of the frequency of occurance.