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macrofauna

/mac·ro·fau·na/ (-faw´nah) the macroscopic animal organisms of a region.

macrofauna

(mă′krō-fô′nə)
n. pl. macrofauna or macrofau·nas
Macroscopic animals of soil or benthic sediments that are greater than about 1 or 2 millimeters in size, such as earthworms or polychaetes.

mac′ro·fau′nal adj.

macrofauna

(măk″rō-faw′nă)
The animal life visible to the naked eye in a particular location or area.

macrofauna

  1. a widely distributed fauna.
  2. any animals visible to the naked eye.
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Composicion funcional de la macrofauna edafica en cuatro usos de la tierra en las provincias de Artemisa y Mayabeque, Cuba.
Total 151 species of benthic macrofauna representing 103 genera, 63 families, 31 orders and 12 classes were collected.
Biodiversity variations of soil macrofauna communities in forests in a reclaimed coast with different diked history.
Specifically, field experiments were conducted to explore the substrate preferences at the time of settlement and examine the response of oyster and associated macrofauna population development 3 y postconstruction.
Soil macrofauna in relation to soil and leaf litter properties in tree plantations.
The PERMANOVA test applied to the taxonomic composition of the macrofauna did not detect significant differences between the samplers (Pseudo-F = 0.
Thus, it is important that litter bag mesh should be as close as possible to the minimum size that allows the entry of macrofauna (>2mm) in order to minimize the loss of plant material for the analysis.
La macrofauna edafica en los tres municipios comprendio tres Phyla, 7 clases, 16 ordenes y 35 familias (Tabla 2).
Macrofauna diversity in Posidonia oceanica detritus: distribution and diversity of mobile macrofauna in shallow sublittoral accumulations of Posidonia oceanica detritus.
It included acute and chronic toxicity assays, assessment of the benthic macrofauna (numerical density, Shannon Diversity Index, Pielou Evenness Index and deformity of the mentum of Chironomidae sp.
Samples were taken at each analysis location for macrofauna and nematofauna analysis, and for measuring soil chemical and physical parameters (bulk density, aggregate stability).