|The absence of a permanent nematode fauna in baltic rock pool ecosystems|
Jensen, P. (1979). The absence of a permanent nematode fauna in baltic rock pool ecosystems. Estuar. Coast. Mar. Sci. 9(6): 797-800
In: Estuarine and Coastal Marine Science. Academic Press: London. ISSN 0302-3254, more
Littoral zone; Species diversity; Marine; Brackish water
Rock pools situated on islands close to the Tvarminne Zoological Station, southern archipelago of Finland, were investigated and various micrometazoan groups were recorded, namely: Turbellaria, Rotifera, Nematoda and Arthropoda. Nematodes were surprisingly few in numbers and when present they appeared to be immigrants from intertidal algae or terrestrial moss-carpets. It is concluded that the presence of nematodes in Baltic rock pools is an occasional phenomenon, with no resident breeding populations.