Three taxa, the gammaridean amphipod Americorophium salmonis, the cumacean Cumella vulgaris, and the polychaete family Capitellidae experienced increased abundance in harvest plots compared with reference plots both during and after harvest activities.
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The families best represented were Capitellidae (19%), Spionidae (17%), Sabellidae (14%), Lumbrinereidae (11%), Nereididae (9%), Cossuridae (8%) and Syllidae (8%).
Spionidae, Nereididae, Sabellidae, Lumbrinereidae, Capitellidae and Syllidae families displayed high densities and wide distribution throughout the lagoon.
Spionidae and Capitellidae which were among the most abundant families have species which are surface and subsurface deposit-feeders, as well as filter-feeders.
The families best represented in 1995, by decreasing order of importance were Capitellidae, Spionidae, Sabellidae, Lumbrinereidae and Nereididae, they changed in 1998: Spionidae, Orbiinidae, Capitellidae, Syllidae, Sabellidae.