infauna


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infauna

the burrowing portion of the BENTHOS.
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TABLE 1 Abundance and diversity of small infauna in a mangrove forest, Missionary Bay.
Dado que el area estudiada esta situada en uno de los bancos primarios de la pepitona Arca zebra, la diversidad malacologica global en este estudio puede considerarse alta si tomamos en cuenta que el metodo de muestreo utilizado se enfoco hacia la coleccion de organismos epibenticos de la macrofauna (>1 cm), obteniendose pocos micromoluscos de la infauna; ademas, no se consideraron para los calculos de la diversidad otros grupos de invertebrados (crustaceos y equinodermos) asociados troficamente a la comunidad.
Predation, especially by the invasive green crab, Carcinus maenas, rather than by infauna such as the nemertean, Cerebratulus lacteus, is likely to have played a key role in helping establish and maintain large variations in distribution and abundance of softshell clam recruits (Tables 2 and 4).
Distribution, abundance, biomass and diversity of benthic infauna in the Northeast Chukchi Sea, Alaska: Relation to environmental variables and marine mammals.
Tarazona, <<Modificaciones de la infauna bentonica de una bahia con deficiencia de oxigeno durante el nino 1982 - 83>>, Revista de la Comision Permanente del Pacifico Sur, vol.
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.
The presence of monospecific filaments of Bositra with Chondrites and the absence of shelly infauna indicate anoxic conditions in interstitial waters and poorly oxygenated conditions in bottom waters.
For infauna one core sample with a diameter of 11 cm was taken during every sampling by pushing the corer about 10 cm into the sediment.
We have never encountered a live specimen in any of the hundreds of marine ecological surveys we have conducted and none has ever been present in any of the thousands of infauna samples we have examined.
Diaz, "Responses of benthic infauna to large-scale sediment disturbance in corpus christi bay, Texas," Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol.
Sewage, it turns out, is good for benthic infauna, the basis for much inshore fish production and growth.