Annual Changes in Meiobenthos Community Structure in Alekseev Bight, Sea of Japan

Annual Changes in Meiobenthos Community Structure in Alekseev Bight, Sea of Japan We performed a comparative analysis of the taxonomical composition and population density of the meiobenthos and substrate types of Alekseev Bight, Sea of Japan, throughout the period when a plantation for mariculture of Japanese scallop was exploited in the bight and for a decade after the plantation had been removed. We found that silting of substrates in the bight decreased and the number of taxonomical groups that constituted the meiobenthos increased. The nematodes that, earlier, dominated the meiobenthos in terms of population density were later exceeded by foraminiferans, the species diversity of which increased. Changes are revealed in the composition of the dominant species of these groups. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Annual Changes in Meiobenthos Community Structure in Alekseev Bight, Sea of Japan

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1016699331438
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Abstract

We performed a comparative analysis of the taxonomical composition and population density of the meiobenthos and substrate types of Alekseev Bight, Sea of Japan, throughout the period when a plantation for mariculture of Japanese scallop was exploited in the bight and for a decade after the plantation had been removed. We found that silting of substrates in the bight decreased and the number of taxonomical groups that constituted the meiobenthos increased. The nematodes that, earlier, dominated the meiobenthos in terms of population density were later exceeded by foraminiferans, the species diversity of which increased. Changes are revealed in the composition of the dominant species of these groups.

Journal

Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2004

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