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Patterns of polychaete diversity in selected tropical intertidal habitats

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), pp. 239-248.

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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


Local EPrints ID: 65992
ISSN: 0214-8358
PURE UUID: 75e4215b-0bec-4a67-b28f-d7bf52eaa8ec
ORCID for L.E. Hawkins: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Apr 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:28

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Author: Christopher R.S. Barrio Frojan
Author: M.A. Kendall
Author: G.L.J. Patterson
Author: L.E. Hawkins ORCID iD
Author: S. Nimsantijaroen
Author: C. Aryuthaka

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