macrofauna


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macrofauna

[¦mak·rō′fȯn·ə]
(ecology)
Widely distributed fauna.
Fauna of a macrohabitat.
(zoology)
Animals visible to the naked eye.
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La macrofauna es escasa, aun si se compara con sitios donde la agricultura es poco sustentable; no obstante, se encontraron mas organismos en la epoca humeda.
Benthic macrofauna plays several ecological roles like in the energy pathway, nutrient cycling and constitute an important link in the aquatic food chain as food resource for fishes and other animals [21, 28].
Esto es contrario a lo que ha sido considerado como la caracteristica mas sobresaliente de los invertebrados (meiofauna, macrofauna y megafauna bentonica) en el ambito batimetrico, que es la disminucion en tamano a medida que aumenta la profundidad (Thiel, 1975; Soetaert & Heip, 1989; Gage & Tyler, 1991; Warwick & Clarke, 1996; Rex et al.
Normally, the bio-indicator species in these areas play a very important role in the soil ecological procession, such as soil macrofauna (Ge et al.
It is unknown whether oyster recruitment and settlement patterns, as well as associated macrofauna, differ between these oyster species.
Macrofauna edafica em estadios sucessionais de floresta estacional semidecidual e pastagem mista em Pinheiral (RJ).
However, none of these studies has sampled the smaller organisms of the macrofauna or produced sediment samples for the description of their habitat.
These were made of nylon, with dimensions of 30 x 20cm and a mesh of 10 x 8mm to allow the entry of soil micro, meso, and macrofauna (PODGAISKI & RODRIGUES, 2010).
Esto es concordante con lo que afirmaron Maldegue (1959), Lal (1989) y Lavelle Blanchart, Martin, Spain & Martin (1992), al concluir que en ambientes tropicales la mayoria de los grupos de la macrofauna se encuentran confinados en la parte superior, en los primeros centimetros del suelo, en donde existen las reservas de MO.
Sediment samples for benthic macrofauna evaluation were collected at the same sites used for the toxicity assays in August 2008.