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Assemblages of necrophagous animals off Enderby Land, east Antarctica
Takeuchi, I.; Watanabe, K.; Tanimura, A.; Fukuchi, M. (2001). Assemblages of necrophagous animals off Enderby Land, east Antarctica. Polar Biol. 24(9): 650-656. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s003000100264
In: Polar Biology. Springer-Verlag: Berlin. ISSN 0722-4060, more
Peer reviewed article

    Abundance; Community composition; Scavengers; Spatial distribution; Eurythenes gryllus (Lichtenstein in Mandt, 1822) [WoRMS]; Natatolana meridionalis Hodgson, 1910 [WoRMS]; Pseudorchomene coatsi (Chilton, 1912) [WoRMS]; PSE, Antarctica, Enderby Land [gazetteer]; Marine

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  • Takeuchi, I.
  • Watanabe, K.
  • Tanimura, A.
  • Fukuchi, M.

    A hyperbenthic baited trap was deployed at three sites in Lützow-Holm Bay and off Enderby Land, Antarctica, in the 1993/1994 summer to investigate the species composition, distribution, and abundance of necrophagous animals. The trap consisted of four chambers, with a length of 100 cm and a diameter of 38 cm. The sample at the abyssal site, 3,186 m deep, contained 74 individuals of 6 species, completely different from that at the other 2 sites on the continental shelf; it was dominated by the large amphipod Eurythenes gryllus, a cosmopolitan species recorded from bathyal to abyssal depths. The species composition of the continental shelf sites, 93-137 individuals of 10-12 species, was dominated by species endemic to Antarctica, such as the small amphipod Pseudorchomene coatsi and the isopod Natatolana meridionalis; in these continental shelf sites, a high degree of species diversity was observed.

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