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Diversity and distribution of peracarid crustaceans in shallow subtidal soft bottoms at the Ensenada de Baiona (Galicia, N.W. Spain)

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Peracarida are an important component of soft sediment faunas and are considered good indicators of the quality of water and sediments. Nevertheless, little is known about the diversity and distribution of peracarid crustaceans on the shallow subtidal sediments of the Galician Rías (N.W. Spain), and about the Ensenada de Baiona in particular. Therefore, the peracarid fauna of this inlet was studied at 21 subtidal sites in December 1995. Sampling yielded 5749 individuals belonging to 91 different taxa. The number of species was particularly high when compared to values recorded from similar geographical areas. Amphipods were dominant in numbers of individuals and species. By means of multivariate analyses, several assemblages were determined whose species composition was related to the distribution of sediments in the inlet. Los Peracarida constituyen un componente importante de la fauna en fondos blandos marinos y son considerados un buen indicador de la calidad del agua y los sedimentos. Sin embargo, existe poca información sobre la diversidad y distribución de los crustáceos peracáridos en los sedimentos submareales de las Rías de Galicia en general, y en particular de la Ensenada de Baiona (N.W. España). Debido a ello, la fauna de peracáridos de esta ensenada fue estudiada en 21 estaciones de muestreo submareales en Diciembre de 1995. Se obtuvieron 5749 individuos pertenecientes a 91 taxones diferentes. El número de especies total fue particularmente alto en comparación a los referidos de otras áreas geográficas similares. Los anfípodos constituyeron el grupo dominante en número de individuos y de especies. Los análisis multivariante permitieron distinguir varias asociaciones de peracáridos coincidentes a grandes rasgos con la distribución de los sedimentos en la ensenada.

Affiliations: 1: Estación de Bioloxía Mariña da Graña, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Casa do Hórreo, Rúa da Ribeira 1, E-15590, A Graña, Ferrol, Spain; 2: Departamento de Ecoloxía e Bioloxía Animal, Facultade de Ciencias, Universidade de Vigo, Campus de As Lagoas s/n, Vigo, E-36310, Spain


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