Rev. biol. mar. oceanogr. 46(2): 281-286
Nota Científica


Variación espacio-temporal de las comunidades macrobentónicas en el plano mareal de Wenzhou Bay, China

Bao-Ming Ge1,2, Yi-Xin Bao2 y Hong-Yi Cheng2

1Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Coastal Wetland Bioresources and Environmental Protection, Yancheng Teachers University, Yancheng, Jiangsu 224051 P. R, China

2Institute of Ecology, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang 321004 P. R. China 


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The tempo-spatial variation of macrobenthic communities was studied on a tidal flat of Wenzhou Bay, China from November 2003 to August 2004. We collected 38 macrobenthic species belonging to 23 families, 8 classes and 7 phyla, most of which were arthropods and molluscs. Species richness, density and biodiversity significantly differed between tidal zones, seasons and the interaction between them. The tempo-spatial variations of the macrobenthic communities were also shown in cluster and ordination analysis. The middle tidal zone during autumn tends to have the highest values of the community descriptors. Thus, tidal zone and seasons have significant roles in structuring these communities. 


Palabras clave: Species distribution, tidal flat zones, Zhejiang Province