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Some observations on the occurrence and vertical distribution of mites (Arachnida: Acari) and other epifaunal associates of intertidal barnacles on two contrasted rocky shores in North Wales
Martinez de Murguia, A.; Seed, R. (1987). Some observations on the occurrence and vertical distribution of mites (Arachnida: Acari) and other epifaunal associates of intertidal barnacles on two contrasted rocky shores in North Wales. Cah. Biol. Mar. 28(3): 381-388
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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  • Martinez de Murguia, A.
  • Seed, R., more

Abstract
    The epifaunal communities associated with intertidal barnacles (mainly Semibalanus balanoides L.) on two physically contrasted rocky shores in North Wales are described. A total of 36 associated taxa were recorded but these are not considered to be specific to the barnacle biome. Mites (12 species) were the dominant group numerically whilst small crustaceans and littorinid snails accounted for most of the biomass by virtue of their larger size. Evidence of zonation in each species distribution across the intertidal gradient was obtained. The acarine Hyadesia tumida Benard is recorded for the first time in Britain.

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