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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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It was analyzed the spatial distribution of the benthic macrofauna of the Bay of Sechura (5[degrees]12' -5[degrees]50'S and 81[degrees]12'-80[degrees]51'" right after the end the 1997-98 El Nino.
Macrofauna are difficult to collect because of their small size and often cryptic habitats.
Crytozoans are macrofauna that dwell beneath rocks and litter.
Earthworms, the dominant macrofauna of most soils, feed on organic matter and its load of fungi and bacteria, and excrete it as digested matter called "casts." In doing so, decay and nutrient cycling is greatly accelerated and nutrients become more available to plants.
Analysis of community attributes of the benthic macrofauna of Frierfjord/Langesunfjord and in a mesocosm experiment.
This group also dominates the soil macrofauna in others areas under tropical savanna, such as Colombian Llanos (Decaens et al., 2004) and Brazilian Cerrado (Marchao et al., 2009), as well as arid ecosystems from Brazil (Araujo et al., 2010; Vasconcellos et al., 2010).
Soil macrofauna were captured during winter 2015 and summer 2016 seasons using monolith and pitfall trap techniques and were numerated and identified up to genus level or higher taxonomic rank.
Macrofauna edafica em lavouras de cana-de-acucar e mata no noroeste do Parana--Brasil.
The macrofauna of cold seeps of Costa Rica includes tubeworms, clams, mussels, and microbial mats (Suess, 2014).
RICHNESS AND ABUNDANCE OF EPIGEAL MACROFAUNA IN FOUR TROPICAL SYSTEMS OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO