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infauna

the burrowing portion of the BENTHOS.
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Fine-scale spatial structure of the exploited infaunal bivalve Cerastoderma edule on the French Atlantic coast.
The physical disturbance caused by towing gears effect the benthic ecosystem by reducing or changing the abundance and distribution patterns of both infaunal and epifaunal communities.
These bivalves are mostly infaunal and include the veneroids, anomalodesmatans, and myoids.
Decadal distributions of sediment community oxygen consumption, an indicator of carbon supply to the benthos, and infaunal benthic biomass in the Pacific Arctic region illustrate the changes that have occurred in the Chukchi Sea since the 1970s (Grebmeier, 2012).
The impact of these red tides on other infaunal organisms such as the polychaete worms has been discussed by Vargas-Zamora, Sibaja-Cordero, Dean, and Solano-Ulate (2015).
Spatial distribution of the infaunal benthic communities of the Ria de Muros, North-West Spain.
epifaunal somero = Epistominella; infaunal profundo = Globobulimina) los cuales presentan una relacion estrecha con el contenido de oxigeno disuelto en los sedimentos de fondo y la disponibilidad de MO degradable (e.
Benthic foraminiferal assemblages are moderately diverse (about 50 species), with similar proportions of epifaunal and infaunal taxa.
Life-stage-specific toxicity of sediment-associated chlorpyrifos to a marine infaunal copepod.
Tanner crabs consume not only a variety of infaunal prey, including bivalves, polychaetes, and other crustaceans, but also detrital material (Jewett and Feder, 1983), which presumably occurs in higher concentrations in silty and muddy sediments than in coarser sediments.
Thus, early infaunal ecologists employed approaches similar to those developed by plant ecologists.
2007, 2013), pond ecosystem structures (Mulder 2005), intertidal mixing zones and infaunal communities (Morris et al.