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Patterns of polychaete diversity in selected tropical intertidal habitats

Patterns of polychaete diversity in selected tropical intertidal habitats
Patterns of polychaete diversity in selected tropical intertidal habitats
Few studies have quantitatively compared benthic macrofaunal assemblages between different tropical intertidal
habitats over differing spatial scales. The present study uses spatially nested material from vegetated (seagrass) and nonvegetated
(mudflat) habitats in SW Thailand to address this issue. Polychaetes were the numerically dominant component of
benthic assemblages throughout the region, comprising over 74% of the total macrofauna. Despite great within-site and sample
variation, based on species diversity, polychaete assemblages were mostly site-specific. Not so visibly obvious were the
evident differences in polychaete assemblages between habitats. The spatial pattern of polychaete diversity is explored.
Polychaeta, Andaman Sea, tropical intertidal habitats, spatial scale
0214-8358
239-248
Barrio Frojan, Christopher R.S.
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Kendall, M.A.
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Patterson, G.L.J.
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Hawkins, L.E.
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Nimsantijaroen, S.
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Barrio Frojan, Christopher R.S.
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Kendall, M.A.
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Patterson, G.L.J.
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Hawkins, L.E.
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Barrio Frojan, Christopher R.S., Kendall, M.A., Patterson, G.L.J., Hawkins, L.E., Nimsantijaroen, S. and Aryuthaka, C. (2006) Patterns of polychaete diversity in selected tropical intertidal habitats. Scientia Marina, 70 (S3), 239-248.

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Abstract

Few studies have quantitatively compared benthic macrofaunal assemblages between different tropical intertidal
habitats over differing spatial scales. The present study uses spatially nested material from vegetated (seagrass) and nonvegetated
(mudflat) habitats in SW Thailand to address this issue. Polychaetes were the numerically dominant component of
benthic assemblages throughout the region, comprising over 74% of the total macrofauna. Despite great within-site and sample
variation, based on species diversity, polychaete assemblages were mostly site-specific. Not so visibly obvious were the
evident differences in polychaete assemblages between habitats. The spatial pattern of polychaete diversity is explored.

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Published date: December 2006
Keywords: Polychaeta, Andaman Sea, tropical intertidal habitats, spatial scale

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Local EPrints ID: 65992
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/65992
ISSN: 0214-8358
PURE UUID: 75e4215b-0bec-4a67-b28f-d7bf52eaa8ec
ORCID for L.E. Hawkins: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9236-2396

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Date deposited: 16 Apr 2009
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:15

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