infauna


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infauna

the burrowing portion of the BENTHOS.
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Non bioturbated laminated black shale indicate that oxygen levels beneath and just above the sediment-water interface were too low to support a burrowing infauna.
Abundance and seasonality of infauna and epifauna inhabiting a Halodule wrightii meadow in Apalachicola Bay, Florida.
Los bioclastos del sitio Swift tienen distintos origenes; algunos corresponden a las comunidades bentonicas de la ya mencionada roca que produjo el hundimiento, otros se han originado a partir de algunas especies del biofouling que se desarrolla en las partes expuestas del pecio y tambien contribuye el aporte de la infauna de los fondos blandos y de las comunidades intermareales, cercanas al sitio.
1996, "Resource competition between macrobenthic epifauna and infauna in a Kenyan Avicenia marina mangrove forest," Marine Ecology Progress Series, 136, 123-135.
Additional studies on the infauna of seagrass and sandy bottoms should significantly increase molluscan diversity in the reef system of Maracajau, given that this group is characteristic of unconsolidated sea bottoms (Jones et al.
Densities of zooplankton and infauna, two important food resources for postlarvae and small juveniles, were higher at the oligohaline upper sites of MIM (e.
The use of infauna by juvenile Penaeus aztecus Ives and Penaeus setiferus (Linnaeus).
La utilidad de colectar moluscos en estratos discretos de depositos arrecifales es cuestionable, ya que el material puede incluir simultaneamente taxones de la infauna y la epifauna (Donovan & Littlewood, 1993).
The species builds large, emergent tube structures that enhance the diversity and abundance of infauna and macroalgae (Woodin, 1978; Thomsen and McGlathery, 2005).
The Littoral Infauna of the West African Estuary: a baseline Survey for the Monitoring of Oil Pollution.