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Harpacticoida taxocen diversity in the silty-sandy littoral zone of Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea
Chertoprud, E.S.; Chertoprud, M.V.; Kondar, D.V.; Kornev, P.N.; Udalov, A.A. (2006). Harpacticoida taxocen diversity in the silty-sandy littoral zone of Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea. Oceanology 46(4): 492-500. hdl.handle.net/10.1134/S0001437006040060
In: Oceanology. Maik Nauka/Springer: Moscow. ISSN 0001-4370, more
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  • Chertoprud, E.S.
  • Chertoprud, M.V.
  • Kondar, D.V.
  • Kornev, P.N.
  • Udalov, A.A.

Abstract
    The fauna composition, ecological groups, and life forms of Harpacticoids of soft littoral grounds from 15 sites off the Karelian coast in Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea were studied. Six types of harpacticoid taxocens with different sets of dominating species are described. On silty sands with clear signs of desalination, the Stenchelia palustris taxocen is common; medium-grained sands are characterized by the Heterolaophonte minuta, Paraleptastacus kliei — Huntemannia jadensis, and Amphiascoides nanus — Scottopsyllus minor taxocens; while on coarse sands, the Ameira parvula and Ameira scotti — Mesochra lilljeborgi taxocens have developed. The diversity of the taxocens is partly explained by the differences in the grain-size composition and salinity at different sites. In addition, groups of various taxocens dwelling on the same type of the sediments were found in different minor bights of the coastline.

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