oa Madoqua - Macrofaunal community structure and zonation of two sandy beaches on the central Namib coast, South West Africa/ Namibia
|Article Title||Macrofaunal community structure and zonation of two sandy beaches on the central Namib coast, South West Africa/ Namibia|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Zoology, Institute for Coastal Research, University of Port Elizabeth|
|Publication Date||Jan 1989|
|Pages||129 - 135|
|Keyword(s)||Biomass, Diversity, Phoxocephalid amphipod, Stabilized substratum, Subtidal macrobenthos, Transition zone, Tripartite zonation pattern and Turbulent zone|
Two exposed beaches on the central Namib coast were sampled quantitatively to determine intertidal macrofaunal community structure and zonation. The shallow subtidal rnacrofaunal community of the more protected beach was sampled using a diver-operated suction sampler. Both beaches support moderately rich communities showing affinities to regions both to the north and south. Zonation patterns of the macrofauna on both beaches are discussed and compared with other sites.
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