In the length frequency analysis the following size categories were applied according to Perez-Farfante (1970 a, b), and Perez-Castaneda and Defeo (2001): recruits as epibenthic
postlarvae (<8 mm CL); juvenile (8-15 mm CL) and sub-adults (>15 mm CL).
Commercial harvest of bay scallops in North Carolina is achieved primarily by toothless epibenthic
dredge (22.7 kg legal limit; NCFMC (1)).
The importance of epibenthic
predation and ice disturbance in a Bay of Fundy mudflat.
Wrasses (family Labridae) are epibenthic
, demersal, and water-column fishes found in coastal warm-temperate and tropical waters, usually near rocky and coral reefs of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.
These elements, and other issues such as brooding, likely influence the development of both epibenthic
and infaunal bivalve ecosystems.
200 m) (Croll et al., 1992), and therefore murres using leads over these banks would have access to epibenthic
prey inaccessible in deeper water.
ABSTRACT The eastern oyster [Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791)] is an important epibenthic
species in estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems, providing habitat for commercially valuable species and enhancing ecosystem function.
They are opportunistic carnivores associated with epibenthic
communities over rocky reefs at moderate depths from 5 to 300 m along the continental shelf.
Marsh plants may affect the structure of epibenthic
communities in a variety of ways.
All specimens reported here were collected during shelf and upper slope depth otter trawl surveys of demersal fish and epibenthic
Mysids were collected with an epibenthic
sled (Blomqvist and Lundgren 1996) and stored in small glass vials in batches of five.
The brown shrimp Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758) is a highly abundant epibenthic
crustacean along European coastal waters from Norway to Morocco and throughout the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Tiews 1970, Campos & Van der Veer 2008).