|The marine interstitial ciliates of Bermuda with notes on their geographical distribution and habitat|
Hartwig, E. (1980). The marine interstitial ciliates of Bermuda with notes on their geographical distribution and habitat. Cah. Biol. Mar. 21(4): 409-441
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
In a survey of 17 eulittoral and sublittoral sampling stations from the marine sands of the Bermuda Islands, 45 interstitial ciliate species were identified. Descriptions of their morphologies are presented together with their mesopsammal distributions. One new species, Euplotidium helgae , is described. A high conformity with the interstitial ciliate fauna of the east coast of the American continent is found and discussed in relation to the geographical position of Bermuda. An ecological characterization of the eulittoral and sublittoral sampling stations is attempted with particular reference to the instability of the sediment and the input of detrital materials from plants and animal remains (an energy source within a decomposer food chain).