epifauna


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epifauna

the part of the BENTHOS living on the mud surface.
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Environmental Protection Agency Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) and National Coastal Assessment (NCA) surveys, as well as sampling conducted as part of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection's Barnegat Bay Action Plan, have primarily focused on sediment sampling for benthic infauna and epifauna (Taghon et al., 2013) and did not sample rocky shorelines characteristic of Asian shore crab habitat.
Ospina JB (2008) Epifauna movil asociada a una pradera de Thalassia testudinum en la Bahia Trigana, golfo de Uraba, Colombia.
As such sediment may move during storms, conditions are not favourable for the settlement of epifauna. The habitat was found at depths below 20 m at salinities down to 3.
Epifauna de la franja superior del talud continental".
Abundance and seasonality of infauna and epifauna inhabiting a Halodule wrightii meadow in Apalachicola Bay, Florida.
Analyses of Bering Sea bottom-trawl surveys in Norton Sound: Absence of regime shift effect on epifauna and demersal fish.
Epifauna were only present in sandy habitats when the frame contained hard substrata.
and Vinex, M., 1996, "Resource competition between macrobenthic epifauna and infauna in a Kenyan Avicenia marina mangrove forest," Marine Ecology Progress Series, 136, 123-135.
1992: Large-scale ecological patterns: discontinuous distribution of marine benthic epifauna.--Marine Ecology Progress Series 83: 15-34.
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).
Para establecer la calidad fluvial de los arroyos estudiados se baso en lo establecido por la USEPA (Barbour et al., 1999) considerando las siguientes caracteristicas: sustrato para la epifauna, caracterizacion del sustrato, variabilidad del canal, depositacion del sedimento, estado del flujo del canal, sinuosidad del canal, estabilidad de riberas, ancho de la zona con vegetacion y la proteccion de esta.