However, in the marine literature psammic comunities are more often referred to as meiofauna
In bivalves, the crystalline style reduces complex dietary mixtures of planktonic and benthic microalgae, zooplankton, meiofauna
, bacteria, and organic detritus into forms that can be assimilated by the animal.
An improved protocol for separating meiofauna
from sediments using colloidal silica sols.
They cover design and analysis in benthic surveys in environmental sampling, characterizing the physical properties of seabed habitats, imaging techniques, diving, macrofauna and meiofauna
techniques, deep-sea benthic sampling, measuring the flow of energy and matter in marine benthic animal populations, and phytobenthos techniques.
GRAVIMETRIC DETERMINATION OF THE WATER CONTENT IN ANHYDROBIOTIC MEIOFAUNA
Many marine fishes enter productive estuarine habitats to forage on abundant zooplankton, meiofauna
, molluscs, crustaceans and fishes.
Brown shrimp are benthic carnivores that consume polychaetes and meiofauna
(McTigue and Zimmerman, 1998; Fry et al.
responses to an experimental oil spill in a Louisiana salt marsh.
of Massachusetts, Boston) present a model of geographic patterns of biodiversity in North Atlantic deep sea life (bacteria, meiofauna
, macrofauna, and megafauna) that inhabit soft sediments covering much of the sea floor.
Queen Marys' School of Biological and Chemical Sciences working with Dorset Wildlife Trust has discovered more than 30 species of invertebrates called meiofauna
, because they are smaller than half a millimetre, and over 100 single-celled species (ciliates) in less than two months.
The present paper evaluates the applicability and the performance of three sampling methods--Jar, Manual Removal and modified Ekman Dredge--for microfauna and meiofauna
adhered or associated with aquatic macrophytes in the inland ecotone littoral zone of Espinhaço Mountain Range Biosphere Reserve, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
The open brackish-water bays of the Baltic Sea in Finland (Tvarminne Bay and the mouth of the Kyrojoki River) harbour a meiofauna
consisting of a mixture of brackish--and freshwater species (Keynas & Keynas, 1978; Merilainen, 1988).