Due to their small size and the high similarity between closely related meiofaunal
species, optical microscopic techniques are sometimes insufficient for an accurate species identification (Martinez, Di Domenico, Jorger, Norenburg, & Worsaae, 2013; Worsaae, Kvindebjerg, & Martinez, 2015), but provide enough information for unequivocal identification to the genus level.
individuals were sorted, identified into major taxa and counted under a stereo microscope Nikon Eclipse E 200.
Pearson product-moment correlations were performed to test the relationship between meiofaunal
distributions and environmental variables.
Elner (2000): Predation on meiofaunal
and macrofaunal invertebrates by Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri): evidence for dual foraging modes.
Influences of drought on algal biofilms and meiofaunal
assemblages of temperate reservoirs and rivers.
Danovaro, "Benthic microbial loop and meiofaunal
response to oil induced disturbance in coastal sediments: a review," International Journal of Environment and Pollution, vol.
These averages are similar to those from the Nova Scotia continental rise (0.46 and 0.47%; Thistle et al., 1985) at 4600m depth, where polychaetes were the most abundant macrofaunal group and nematodes the most abundant meiofaunal
foraminiferans from the bathyal Porcupine Seabight (northeast Atlantic): Size structure, standing stock, taxonomic composition, species diversity and vertical distribution in the sediment.
Previous studies revealed that the meiofaunal
organisms are essential to many commercial and/or cultured species through their entire life stages.
Scales of life range across microbial, meiofaunal
, mesofaunal, maerofaunal, and megafaunal; modes of life include planktonic, pelagic, nektic, benthic (motile and sessile), epifaunal, semi-infaunal, and infaunal.
colonization of artificial substrates in an estuarine embayment.
Initial fish-farm impact on meiofaunal
assemblages in coastal sediments of the Western Mediterranean.