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Author(s): Rubal M.
Costa-Garcia R.
Besteiro C.
Sousa-Pinto I.
Veiga P.
Title: Mollusc diversity associated with the non-indigenous macroalga Asparagopsis armata Harvey, 1855 along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: The aims of this study were to explore mollusc assemblages associated with the non-indigenous macroalga Asparagopsis armata, to compare them with those on other macroalgae at the study region and to explore potential differences on mollusc assemblages between two regions in the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, where A. armata is present. To achieve this, at each region, four intertidal shores were sampled. Twenty-nine mollusc species were reported and thus, A. armata harboured similar or higher diversity than other annual macroalgae in this area. When compared with perennial macroalgae, results depend on the species and studied area. Moreover, significant differences in structure of mollusc assemblages between the two studied regions were found. However, these were due to differences in the relative abundance of species rather than the presence of exclusive species at each region. © 2018 Elsevier
Subject: Aquatic ecosystems
Oceanography
Diversity
Iberian Peninsula
Intertidal
Macro-algae
Ne atlantic
Molluscs
intertidal community
intertidal environment
macroalga
mollusc
relative abundance
species diversity
article
macroalga
mollusc
nonhuman
potential difference
seashore
animal
biodiversity
classification
food chain
growth, development and aging
introduced species
mollusc
Portugal
seaweed
Atlantic Coast [Europe]
Iberian Peninsula
Asparagopsis armata
Mollusca
Animals
Biodiversity
Food Chain
Introduced Species
Mollusca
Portugal
Seaweed
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/120432
Source: Marine Environmental Research, vol. 136, p. 1-7
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876/147268/PT
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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