macrofauna


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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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As comunidades da macrofauna invertebrada desempenham papel-chave nos processos de ciclagem de nutrientes e na estrutura do solo (Blanchart et al.
In addition, John Lambshead (Museum of Natural History, UK) suggests that the number of deep-sea species of smaller multi-celled animals (the meiofauna) is even greater than the numbers of macrofauna.
This notice of a call for applications is to achieve campaigns of sampling benthic macrofauna of 5 years, in the years 2015 to 2019 inclusive.
It is necessary to note that there are diverse macrofauna associated with mentioned microfauna: bryozoan, corals, echinoids and bivalve (Plates 1,2 and 3).
It is clear that the distribution of benthic macrofauna in an estuary is not static but changes according to the physico-chemical conditions that prevail at any given time.
Fine (1970) noted that faunal composition in Sargassum collected from the Gulf Stream and Sargasso Sea was similar, but that non-colonial macrofauna were more abundant in spring than in fall.
The Gulf of California Invertebrate Database: The Invertebrate Portion of the Macrofauna Golfo Database.
Studies have demonstrated that modifications in the soil's productive functions directly affect the soil macrofauna and that these organisms respond to many anthropic interventions made to the environment (LAVELLE; SPAIN, 2001).
Muli JR and KM Mavuti The Benthic Macrofauna Community of Kenyan Waters of Lake Victoria.