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Annual macrofauna production in a hard-bottom reef community
George, C.L.; Warwick, R.M. (1985). Annual macrofauna production in a hard-bottom reef community. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 65: 713-735
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Plymouth. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Sabellaria spinulosa (Leuckart, 1849) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • George, C.L.
  • Warwick, R.M., more

Abstract
    Estimates of annual production of the major component species of macrofauna comprising a hard-bottom community at a depth of 41 m in the Bristol Channel have been made. The sea-bed in this region is covered with extensive reefs of the tube-building polychaete Sabellaria spinulosa. Total production is 34 multiplied by 1 g dry wt m -2 y -1, the mean annual biomass 24 multiplied by 5 g m -2

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