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Occurrence and feeding biology of some nematode species in Aufwuchscommunities
Bouwman, L.A.; Romeyn, K.; Kremer, D.R.; van Es, F.B. (1984). Occurrence and feeding biology of some nematode species in Aufwuchscommunities. Cah. Biol. Mar. 25(3): 287-303
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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  • Bouwman, L.A.
  • Romeyn, K.
  • Kremer, D.R.
  • van Es, F.B.

Abstract
    Nematode associations occurring on the surface of littoral macrophytes, cyanophytes, and decaying materials drifted ashore, are dominated by few species which do not occur, or are very rare, in the sediment. Feeding behavior of these specific "Aufwuchs" species differs markedly from that of sediment inhabiting species. The latter have to select food particles out of a majority of similarly sized inedible particles whereas "Aufwuchs" species can afford to feed non-selectively because suitable food is abundant and relatively pure in their biotope.

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