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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This work is in the framework of the Master thesis project "Meiofauna intermareal de la region de Santa Marta, Colombia", Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Caribe.
Effects of seawater acidification on a coral reef meiofauna community.
However, in the marine literature psammic comunities are more often referred to as meiofauna.
Meiofauna are generally defined as animals 45 [micro]m to 1 mm that live between sediment grains (Mare, 1942; Giere, 2009).
Hydrodynamics changes the physicochemical sedimentary environment and food availability which are directly related to meiofauna spatial distribution patterns [5].
Widbom, "Differential response of benthic macrofauna and meiofauna to hypoxia in the Gullmar Fjord basin," Marine Biology, vol.
Sediment organic Matter and meiofauna community response to long-term fish farm impact in the Ligurian Sea (Western Mediterranean).
They cover design and analysis in benthic surveys in environmental sampling, characterizing the physical properties of seabed habitats, imaging techniques, diving, macrofauna and meiofauna techniques, deep-sea benthic sampling, measuring the flow of energy and matter in marine benthic animal populations, and phytobenthos techniques.