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Title: Meiobenthos of saphala salt marsh, west coast of India
Authors: Ingole, B S
Ansari, Z A
Parulekar, A H
Issue Date: Jun-1987
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Benthic fauna of the salt marsh comprised 10 taxonomic groups, dominated by nematodes (63.9%), harpacticoids (18.5%), turbellaria (5.6%), crustacean nauplii (5.4%) and polychaetes (4.1%). The population density varied from 282 to 17300 (10 cm)-2 with a mean value of 3435 (10 cm) -2. More than 60% fauna occurred in the top 5 cm sediment layer and the major groups showed clumpped distribution. Meiofaunal distribution and abundance was influenced by salinity, dissolved oxygen and the availability of food.
Page(s): 110-113
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.16(2) [June 1987]

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