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Title

Diversity and abundance of isopod fauna associated with holdfasts of the brown alga Himantothallus grandifolius in Admiralty Bay, Antarctic

Journal title

Polish Polar Research

Yearbook

2015

Numer

No 4

Publication authors

Keywords

Antarctic ; Admiralty Bay ; Isopoda ; macroalgae ; habitat complexity

Divisions of PAS

Nauki o Ziemi

Coverage

405-415

Abstract

Fifteen species of isopods, representing 10 families, were recorded on holdfasts of the brown alga Himantothallus grandifolius . Material was collected in the 15–75 m depth range during the austral summer of 1979/80. The isopod community was dominated by Caecognathia antarctica (mean density 12.4 ± 13.1 ind./100 ml) followed by Cymodocella tubicauda (mean density 0.7 ± 2.1 ind./100 ml). Mean total density of isopods reached the value of 16.1 ± 14.0 ind./100 ml. The comparison with the other studies showed that hold− fasts are inhabited by a distinctive isopod community that differs from the isopod fauna associated with soft bottom of Admiralty Bay.

Publisher

Committee on Polar Research ; Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]

Type

Artykuły / Articles

Identifier

ISSN 0138-0338 ; eISSN 2081-8262

DOI

10.1515/popore−2015−0023

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