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The meiobenthos of five mangrove vegetation types in Gazi Bay, Kenya
Vanhove, S.; Vincx, M.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Gijselinck, W.; Schram, D. (1992). The meiobenthos of five mangrove vegetation types in Gazi Bay, Kenya, in: Jaccarini, V. et al. The ecology of mangrove and related ecosystems: Proceedings of the international symposium held at Mombasa, Kenya, 24-30 September 1990. Developments in Hydrobiology, 80: pp. 99-108. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-3288-8_10
In: Jaccarini, V.; Martens, E.E. (Ed.) (1992). The ecology of mangrove and related ecosystems: Proceedings of the international symposium held at Mombasa, Kenya, 24-30 September 1990. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia, vol. 247. Developments in Hydrobiology, 80. Springer Science+Business Media: Dordrecht. ISBN 978-0-7923-2049-4; e-ISBN 978-94-017-3288-8. XII, 266 pp. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-3288-8, more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more
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Vanhove, S.; Vincx, M.; Van Gansbeke, D.; Gijselinck, W.; Schram, D. (1992). The meiobenthos of five mangrove vegetation types in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Hydrobiologia 247: 99-108. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00008208, more

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Keywords
    Aquatic communities > Benthos > Meiobenthos
    Distribution > Geographical distribution > Vertical distribution
    Environments > Aquatic environment > Interstitial environment
    Population characteristics > Population density
    Sediments
    Water bodies > Inland waters > Wetlands > Swamps > Mangrove swamps
    Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. [WoRMS]; Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lam. [WoRMS]; Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson [WoRMS]; Nematoda [WoRMS]; Rhizophora mucronata Poir. [WoRMS]; Sonneratia alba Sm. [WoRMS]
    ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]; Kenya [Marine Regions]
    Marine/Coastal; Brackish water

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Abstract
    The vertical distribution of meiofauna in the sediments of Avicennia marina, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Ceriops tagal, Rhizophora mucronata and Sonneratia alba at Gazi Bay (Kenya), is described. Seventeen taxa were observed, with highest densities in the sediments of Bruguiera, followed by Rhizophora, Avicennia, Sonneratsia and Ceriops. Nematodes accounted for up to 95% of total densities; other common taxa were copepods, turbellarians, oligochaetes, polychaetes, ostracods and rotifers. High densities occurred to about 20 cm depth in the sediment. Especially Ceriops sediments show still high densities of nematodes and copepods in the deepest layer. Particle size and oxygen conditions were major factors influencing meiobenthic distribution; Uca burrows had a major impact on distribution and abundance of meiofauna.

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