Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Distribution of sponges on the Mauritanian continental shelf

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Biogeography
  • faunal barrier
  • Porifera
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Arthropodes_v2b_01159, Eponges_v2b_0200
Auteur(s)
  • R. W. M. van Soest
Affiliation(s)
  • Institute of Taxonomic Zoology, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 4766, 1009, Amsterdam, AT, The Netherlands
Résumé

Transect sampling on the continental shelf off the Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania, revealed a patchy distribution of sponge species and populations. Major sponge habitats are inshore coastal sandstone flats harbouring a diverse infaunal sponge fauna, and the moving substrate of shells of live gastropods or empty shells occupied by hermit crabs which harbour a numerically important but species-poor incrusting sponge fauna. The latter forms occur over most of the depth profile. Horizontal distribution of the sponges shows a distinct gap in species and numbers associated with a muddy bottom area where the sediment-rich Banc d'Arguin run-off is found. North and south of this gap the specific composition of the infaunal sponges is considerably different and this is explained as evidence for limitation of range extensions, notably of the southern sponge fauna, by the muddy area.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - marine biology & hydrobiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
F9E75CB9541D19D2A5E7D37C17EA6BC57AD8BA72
Revue

Hydrobiologia

Année de publication
1993
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.224
Sous-corpus
  • Arthropodes
  • Eponges
Type de publication
Journal
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