The structure of gammarid amphipod (Crustacea, Peracarida) assemblages associated with Sargassum (Phaeophyta, Fucales) and their link with the structural complexity of algae

The structure of gammarid amphipod (Crustacea, Peracarida) assemblages associated with Sargassum... Hydrobiologia https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3661-5 PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER The structure of gammarid amphipod (Crustacea, Peracarida) assemblages associated with Sargassum (Phaeophyta, Fucales) and their link with the structural complexity of algae . . . Nayara Ferreira Carvalho Henrique Grande Jose´ Souto Rosa Filho Giuliano Buza´ Jacobucci Received: 13 May 2017 / Revised: 8 May 2018 / Accepted: 16 May 2018 Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The structural complexity of algae is an Structural complexity was associated with the occur- important factor driving the structure of epifaunal rence of significantly different gammarid assem- assemblages associated with marine macroalgae. We blages. Sargassum cymosum had more branches and tested how the structural complexity of four Sargas- greater hydroid coverage, and a higher gammarid sum species is related to the structure of gammarid species richness, diversity, and density. The charac- assemblages. We measured different algae traits teristics of the gammarids inhabiting the different (frond length, number of branches, and epiphytic Sargassum species were similar between sampling hydroid and algae cover) and different ecological periods, indicating that the relationships between the descriptors of gammarid assemblages (richness, den- Sargassum traits and associated gammarids are strong sity, diversity, and evenness). Samples were obtained and persistent. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hydrobiologia Springer Journals

The structure of gammarid amphipod (Crustacea, Peracarida) assemblages associated with Sargassum (Phaeophyta, Fucales) and their link with the structural complexity of algae

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Ecology; Zoology
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0018-8158
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1573-5117
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10.1007/s10750-018-3661-5
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Hydrobiologia https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3661-5 PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER The structure of gammarid amphipod (Crustacea, Peracarida) assemblages associated with Sargassum (Phaeophyta, Fucales) and their link with the structural complexity of algae . . . Nayara Ferreira Carvalho Henrique Grande Jose´ Souto Rosa Filho Giuliano Buza´ Jacobucci Received: 13 May 2017 / Revised: 8 May 2018 / Accepted: 16 May 2018 Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The structural complexity of algae is an Structural complexity was associated with the occur- important factor driving the structure of epifaunal rence of significantly different gammarid assem- assemblages associated with marine macroalgae. We blages. Sargassum cymosum had more branches and tested how the structural complexity of four Sargas- greater hydroid coverage, and a higher gammarid sum species is related to the structure of gammarid species richness, diversity, and density. The charac- assemblages. We measured different algae traits teristics of the gammarids inhabiting the different (frond length, number of branches, and epiphytic Sargassum species were similar between sampling hydroid and algae cover) and different ecological periods, indicating that the relationships between the descriptors of gammarid assemblages (richness, den- Sargassum traits and associated gammarids are strong sity, diversity, and evenness). Samples were obtained and persistent.

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HydrobiologiaSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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