These species also have a eurytopic behavior since several authors have also reported them in the world (Frontalini et al, 2009, 2010, 2013; Laut et al.
The species richness in L-assemblages was very low compared to other Brazilian coastal regions and dominated by species with eurytopic behavior such as A.
Abbreviations: C, cold; DE, diagnostic elements; D, dry; E, eurytopic
; F, forested; H, humid; N, number of specimens; O, open; RA, relative abundance; U, unknown; W, warm.
This suggests its characterization as a cosmopolitan and eurytopic
species, which allows its wide distribution in Sepetiba Bay and denotes its high ecological value.
HUMIDITY TEMPERATURE Locality Wet Dry Eurytopic
Cold Warm Eurytopic
AL2C 16.45 25.32 39.23 13.92 26.58 40.50 AL2D 17.44 13.82 49.81 8.72 20.36 51.99 Alcoy-2 21.13 8.37 56.81 11.45 23.78 51.08 HABITAT Locality Open Forested Eurytopic
AL2C 15.18 8.86 59.96 AL2D 10.90 8.72 61.45 Alcoy-2 19.37 11.88 55.06
species are adapted to a wide range of environmental conditions, while stenotopic species are adapted to a narrow range of environmental conditions.
(1996) that it is the most eurytopic
among 16 species occurring in many Argentinian habitats.
The species-rich fauna at the burned site was a combination of pioneer species (e.g., Agyneta rurestris, Oedothorax retusus), of thermophilous (Xerolycosa nemoralis, Micaria silesiaca) and eurytopic
(Diplostyla concolor) species often preferring open sites, and of some typical pine forest species (Tapinocyba pallens, Centromerus arcanus).
This allows the more eurytopic
species (i.e., species with large niche breadth that are present in a variety of habitats) to eventually react to the typology at their characteristic larger scale and thus take into account the hierarchical structure of the species distribution.
Concerning the type of bottom and substrate, certain species are found preferably over calcareous algae bottoms, other on soft bottoms with a predominance of sand or mud, and some are eurytopic
. Sesarma curacaoense inhabits mangroves and estuarine areas and Plagusia depressa typically occurs over hard substrates in the intertidal zone.
For example, Lophopilio palpinalis (Herbst 1799) has been described as "stenotopic?" (Komposch 1997a) on one hand, and as "moderately eurytopic
" and "vertical-ubiquistic" (Kolosvary 1965; Komposch 1999) on the other.