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Meiofauna of silty sediments in the coastal area of the North Adriatic, with special reference to sampling methods
Vidakovic, J. (1984). Meiofauna of silty sediments in the coastal area of the North Adriatic, with special reference to sampling methods, in: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26: pp. 67-72
In: Heip, C.H.R. (Ed.) (1984). Biology of Meiofauna. Proceedings of the Fifth International Meiofauna Conference, held in Ghent, Belgium 16-20 August 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 26. Dr. W. Junk Publishers: Dordrecht. ISBN 978-9061935131. 144 pp., more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Benthos; Benthos collecting devices; Community composition; Meiobenthos; Population density; Sampling; Sediment texture; Sediments; Species composition; Marine

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  • Vidakovic, J.

Abstract
    At five coastal silty sediment stations ranging in depth from 8 to 30 m, the abundance and composition of meiofauna were investigated. Three methods of sampling were used, i.e. Pfleger corer, Van Veen grab and SCUBA divers. Four samples per station were taken. The mean density of total meiofauna was 660 plus or minus 109 ind. 10 cm 2. The main meiofaunal group was Nematoda, the second abundant was Copepoda, and third was Kinorhyncha. Statistical tests showed significant differences in meiofaunal abundance between corer and grab samples, and between corer and divers samples. Difference in meiofauna abundance between stations were found

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