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Closed Access item Macrofaunal benthic assemblages of a clam-dredged sandy beach in the Gulf of Valencia (western Mediterranean).
|Keywords:||beach, communities, Mediterranean, Donax, Chamelea|
|Publisher:||CIESM: The Mediterranean Science Commission|
|Citation:||Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit. 37: 421(2004)|
|Abstract:||The macrofaunal benthic community of a sandy beach exposed to the effects of commercial clam dredging was studied to characterise the species distributions and assemblages. Two well-differentiated macrofaunal communities were found: a shallower one characterised by the bivalve Donax trunculus and the crab Portumnus latipes, occurring between 0.5 and 2.5 m depth, typical of fine and medium sandy sediments subjected to strong hydrodynamism, and a deeper, more diverse one, characterised by the bivalves Chamelea gallina, Donax semistriatus, Mactra stultorum, the gastropod Nassarius mutabilis and the crab Liocarcinus vernalis, typical of well sorted fine sand sediments.|
|Description:||1 page, 1 figure, 1 table|
|Appears in Collections:||(ICM) Artículos|
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