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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La macrofauna es escasa, aun si se compara con sitios donde la agricultura es poco sustentable; no obstante, se encontraron mas organismos en la epoca humeda.
Benthic macrofauna plays several ecological roles like in the energy pathway, nutrient cycling and constitute an important link in the aquatic food chain as food resource for fishes and other animals [21, 28].
Comunmente se ha considerado que la caracteristica mas notoria de los invertebrados bentonicos (meiofauna, macrofauna y megafauna) de zonas profundas es la pequena talla exhibida por la mayoria de especies, en comparacion con su contraparte de aguas someras (Gage & Tyler, 1991; Warwick & Clarke, 1996; Rex et al.
This study examines the effects of four substrate materials (oyster shell, clam shell, limestone, and clay brick) on community demographics for the Kumamoto oyster (Crassostrea sikamea) and associated macrofauna over a 3-y period in Xiangshan Bay, China.
Recovery of soil macrofauna communities after forest clearance in Eastern Amazonia, Brazil.
Nuevo instrumento adosado a redes de arrastre de fondo para muestrear macrofauna bentonica y sedimentos: comparacion con la draga Van Veen
To survey the meso and macrofauna epiedaphic diversity, nine capture traps were installed in each area, according to the PROVID method (ANTONIOLLI et al.
Si bien la macrofauna es un factor biologico subestimado al momento de evaluar los impactos de la explotacion minera, investigaciones realizadas han establecido que la macrofauna edafica es un excelente indicador de la calidad de los suelos (Rendon et al.
Sediment samples for benthic macrofauna evaluation were collected at the same sites used for the toxicity assays in August 2008.