oa African Zoology - Studies on the littoral seaweed epifauna of St Croix Island : 2 : composition and summer standing stock

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The fauna associated with the littoral seaweeds of St Croix Island has been investigated in terms of numbers and biomass (grams and kilojoules). The seaweeds support an abundant and diverse epifauna dominated by crustaceans, nematodes, annelids, molluscs and mites. The summer standing stock of epifauna from the seaweeds occurring in three different metre wide vertical strips of shore was determined.

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