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Les populations de Foraminifères benthiques de la Manche
Rosset-Moulinier, M. (1986). Les populations de Foraminifères benthiques de la Manche. Cah. Biol. Mar. 27(4): 387-440
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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  • Rosset-Moulinier, M.

Abstract
    This work is a comprehensive view on the foraminiferal biocoenoses of the English Channel. According to their depth distribution, the infra-circalittoral limit goes up from -40 metres in the western Channel to -20 metres in the eastern Channel. Only a few species are strictly circalittoral. The species distribution on the various types of bottom shows that they fall into three main categories: the sand and gravel dwellers, the sand-gravel dwellers and the gravel dweller s. The annual variations of the temperature play a prominent part in the foraminiferal distribution, whereas its mean value is less important. Authors distinguish four foraminiferal populations.

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