Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Field evidence that shrimp predation regulates meiofauna

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Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Arthropodes_v2b_00273, Vers_v2b_00034
Auteur(s)
  • Susan S. Bell 1,2
  • Bruce C. Coull 1,2
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research, University of South Carolina, 29208, Columbia, SC, USA
  • 2) Department of Biology, University of South Carolina, 29208, Columbia, SC, USA
Résumé

The grass shrimp Palaemonetes pugio, a suspected predator/disturber on meiofauna, and other large natant forms (>2 mm) were selectively excluded from microecosystem tanks for nine months during which time replicability between the tanks was established. Subsequently, shrimp were reintroduced into one of the four tanks via an aquarium and the meiofauna populations monitored in the “shrimp” and control tanks. In the presence of the predator/disturber, total meiofauna, nematode, oligochaete, and polychaete densities were significantly lower than in control tanks. In the presence of the predator/disturber, total meiofauna, nematode, oligochaete, and polychaete densities were significantly lower than in control tanks. Shrimp predation/disturbance significantly reduced meiofauna abundance in this salt marsh habitat but it did not alter the species diversity of the dominant taxon. The meiobenthos displayed characteristics common to other biologically regulated assemblages and our data provide the first field evidence of macrofaunal control of meiofauna community structure.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ecologie animale, vegetale et microbienne
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
2580121574416B519CB1F8BF1CAA657FBBA84755
Revue

Oecologia

Année de publication
1978
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
6.821
Sous-corpus
  • Arthropodes
  • Vers
Type de publication
Journal
ark:/67375/1BB-4X66W8SR-R
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