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epifauna

the part of the BENTHOS living on the mud surface.
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Increased biogenic structure associated with the patches of high epifaunal diversity could also influence recruitment by reducing water motion and facilitating settlement (e.
Energetic balance of infaunal (Mulinia edulis King, 1831) and epifaunal (Mytilus chilensis Hupe, 1854) bivalves in response to wide variations in concentration and quality of seston.
Esta investigacion reviste importancia ya que el area es uno de los centros de mayor actividad pesquera de especies comerciales (moluscos, peces) del norte del estado Sucre y permite conocer la composicion de la comunidad epifaunal de moluscos del area en un momento determinado es importante a fin de entender los cambios futuros que puedan ocurrir en el ecosistema debido a factores como el manejo pesquero, variaciones de los parametros ecologicos en el area y otros factores especificos de perturbacion.
In number of individuals, the Cambrian communities were dominated by epifaunal vagrant taxa, while in comparison the modern community is rich in infaunal vagrant taxa, has less epifaunal vagrant species and lacks sessile groups (Fig.
In some fjords in New Zealand, a shallow zone of mussels (primarily Mytilus edulis galloprovincialis) spans the depth range of the LSL above an unusually diverse epifaunal community of sponges, bryozoans, corals, brachiopods, and ascidians (Grange et al.
edulis, which is a moderately thin-shelled epifaunal bivalve with a bimineralic shell comprised of approximately equivalent amounts of calcite and aragonite (e.
Increased growth of juveniles in Florida Bay could be attributed to the dense seagrass beds that provide habitat for epifaunal crustaceans (Holmquist et al.
These gastropod species are epifaunal carnivores, which tend to have a greater variety in size and shell architecture.
Review of the effects of trawling on macrobenthic epifaunal communities.
Epibenthos of mangrove waterways and open embayments: Community structure and the relationship between exported mangrove detritus and epifaunal standing stocks.
Subsequent competition with other epifaunal organisms, predation, and abiotic factors, particularly at high-salinity sites, will continue to shape how the oyster communities develop on these reefs (Wells 1961, Soniat et al.
Disturbance has been considered an important factor structuring marine epifaunal communities, and rock size has been considered a surrogate of such disturbance (Dayton, 1971; Osman, 1977).