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Sublittoral meiobenthic assemblages from disturbed and non-disturbed sediments in the Balearics

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dc.creator Deudero Company, María de la Salud
dc.creator Vincx, M.
dc.date 2008-06-25T09:18:10Z
dc.date 2008-06-25T09:18:10Z
dc.date 2000
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T01:48:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T01:48:19Z
dc.identifier Sci. Mar. 64(3): 285-293
dc.identifier 0214 - 8358 (print edition)
dc.identifier 1886 - 8134 (online edition)
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10261/5297
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10261/5297
dc.description Publicación online disponible en: http://www.icm.csic.es/scimar/index.php
dc.description Qualitative and quantitative differences in species composition of meiobenthic communities illustrate the differences among various taxonomic assemblages in the Balearic Islands (Western Mediterranean) analysed by means of multivariate analysis. Average densities ranged between 1000 and 4000 ind⋅10cm-2, and are in the same range as previously reported from other shallow Mediterranean areas. The dominant meiofaunal taxa were Nematoda (range 40 to 75%), Turbellaria (5-47%) and Copepoda (2-14%), while other meiofaunal groups (Tardigrada and Rotifera) were only represented by approximately 5% of the total abundance. The dominant nematode families were Desmodoridae, Chromadoridae and Xyalidae. The meiofaunal communities showed little variation among locations. Moreover, small-scale heterogeneity does not seem to affect nematode distribution as shown by the high similarity between replicates in the multivariate analysis.
dc.description This work was supported by a grant from the Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Belgium) to S. Deudero.
dc.description Peer reviewed
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dc.format application/pdf
dc.language eng
dc.publisher CSIC - Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (ICM)
dc.rights openAccess
dc.subject Meiofauna
dc.subject Community structure
dc.subject Nematode composition
dc.subject Western Mediterranean
dc.title Sublittoral meiobenthic assemblages from disturbed and non-disturbed sediments in the Balearics
dc.type Artículo

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