epifauna


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ep·i·fau·na

 (ĕp′ə-fô′nə)
n.
Aquatic animals, such as starfish, flounder, or barnacles, that live on the surface of a sea or lake bottom or on the surface of a submerged substrate, such as rocks or aquatic plants and animals, but that do not burrow into or beneath the surface.

ep′i·fau′nal adj.

epifauna

(ˈɛpɪˌfɔːnə)
n
(Zoology) zoology animals that live on the seabed surface
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Specifically: - a study of epifauna with the tree beam in three campaigns (autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Compulsory); - an investigation of the infauna with grippers in three campaigns (as above, Also obligatory); - a video survey of the epifauna, Macrophytes and biotope structure (only with heterogeneous structure of the area to be examined); - an examination of the fish fauna with the tree beam (same campaigns as above, Only areas in the north sea); - an examination of the fish fauna with the shear net (as above, Only areas in the baltic sea).
This highly urbanized river supports multiple species of fish, mollusks, arthropods, polychaetes, and marine algae either as infauna within the muddy substratum or as epifauna among the hard structures (Turner and Strachan 1969).
The shoots were transported to the laboratory and rinsed of all epifauna and epiphytes, which could provide food for the experimental shrimp.
Spatial patterns of infauna, epifauna and demersal fish communities in the North Sea.
Las artes de pesca de fondo, como la red de arrastre, pueden reducir la complejidad del habitat al remover la epifauna emergente aplanando las capas sedimentarias y quitando especies, que forman estructuras como los corales y las esponjas (Auster et al.
In these environments, the mangrove crab accounts for approximately 63% of the total biomass of mangrove epifauna, which represents 75% of the total fauna biomass (Koch and Wolff, 2002).
Resource utilization patterns of epifauna from mangrove forests with contrasting inputs of local versus imported organic matter.
Environmental Protection Agency Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) and National Coastal Assessment (NCA) surveys, as well as sampling conducted as part of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection's Barnegat Bay Action Plan, have primarily focused on sediment sampling for benthic infauna and epifauna (Taghon et al.
Ospina JB (2008) Epifauna movil asociada a una pradera de Thalassia testudinum en la Bahia Trigana, golfo de Uraba, Colombia.