meiofauna


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meiofauna

[¦mī·ə′fȯn·ə]
(ecology)
Small benthic animals ranging in size between macrofauna and microfauna; includes interstitial animals.
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Meiofauna in soft bottom sediments at Tvarminne, northern Baltic.
Robina 2003 Marine Meiofauna of the Western Part of Sarawak.
The benefit gained by trapping meiofauna lessened as nitrogen level increased, as hypothesised.
Besides, numerous researchers reported that the diet of Penaeus species consists of macro and meiofauna in marine and brackish open water habitats [4,25].
Their topics include photosynthetic pigment concentrations in marine sediments, total protein flux from sediment trap samples, abundance of metazoan meiofauna, benthic bacterial diversity based on cloning and sequencing 16S rRNA genes, and organic carbon remineralization rates in marine surface sediments.
We examined the recovery rates of meiofauna inside feeding pits in both intertidal and subtidal areas.
crepida já haviam sido registrados, anteriormente, em estudos da meiofauna, nessa mesma planície (Pereira, 2001).
Refuges from fish predation: experiments with phytal meiofauna from the New Zealand rocky intertidal.
The impact of the sand prawn Callianassa kraussi Stebbing on sediment turnover and on bacteria, meiofauna, and benthic microflora.
Animals may have consumed benthic meiofauna or detritus and other particles that fell into the experimental units through the fiberglass window screening.