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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Spatial Distribution Of Annelids In The Intertidal Zone Is São Sebastião Channel, Brazil
Author: Rizzo A.E.
Amaral A.C.Z.
Abstract: We studied the spatial distribution of annelids in the intertidal zone of two beaches (Engenho d'Água and Sao Francisco) in Sao Sebastiao Channel, southeastern Brazil, from August 1995 through July 1996. This region is commonly affected by oil spills and sewage waste. The substratum of the two beaches is composed of a mixture of sand and rock fragments. We established three levels (100 m2) in the intertidal zone of each study site: lower, intermediate, and upper. In general, species richness increased from upper towards lower levels. The distribution of species at Engenho d'Água was more homogeneous than at Sao Francisco. Only some individual spatial patterns were recognised at Sao Francisco. The most abundant polychacte species at Engenho d'Água (Nematonereis hebes, Timarete filigera, and Scyphoproctus djiboutiensis) occurred in the intermediate and lower levels. The upper level of Sao Francisco was characterised by a peak of opportunists, with a large number of individuals but few dominant species (Capitella sp., Scolelepis squamata. Laeonereis acuta, and the oligochaete Tubifex sp).
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Date Issue: 2001
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