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Interstitial cumaceans from sandy bottoms and Cymodocea meadows of the Canary Islands
Corbera, J.; Brito, M.C.; Núñez, J. (2002). Interstitial cumaceans from sandy bottoms and Cymodocea meadows of the Canary Islands. Cah. Biol. Mar. 43: 63-71
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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  • Corbera, J.
  • Brito, M.C.
  • Núñez, J.

Abstract
    During the study of the interstitial fauna from Cymodocea nodosa meadows and nearby sandy bottoms of the Canary Islands (Eastern Central Atlantic Ocean), six cumacean species were collected. lphinoe inermis was recorded for the first time in the Atlantic Ocean and a new species, lphinoe canariensis sp. nov., is described. During the monthly monitoring survey, cumaceans showed a low frequency of occurrence (25%) in the whole community. The two-year seasonal samplings showed higher cumacean densities in winter, when 77% of specimens were collected. Cumaceans were more abundant in the nearby sandy bottoms (62%) than in Cymodocea meadows, and in the upper layer of sediment than in the lower layers.

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