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Type
Bibliographic resource
Type of document
Journal article
BibLvlCode
AS
Title
Tidal, diel and semi-lunar changes in the faunal assemblage of an intertidal salt marsh creek
Abstract
The utilisation of a brackish estuarine marsh by nekton was investigated over a semi-lunar cycle in August 1994. Nekton migrating in and out of the intertidal creeks of the marsh `Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe' in the Westerschelde estuary, SW Netherlands, was sampled passively during seven complete tidal cycles. Sampling one tidal cycle yielded three consecutive flood samples and four consecutive ebb samples. Sampling occurred every 2-3 days, covering diel, tidal and semi-lunar situations, thus allowing comparison of tidal, diel and semi-lunar influences on the composition of the intertidal fauna. Two different tidal-migration modes were observed. The mysid shrimp, Mesopodopsis slabberi, showed maximum abundance around high tide. For the remaining common species, the mysid (Neomysis integer), the shrimp (Palaemonetes varians), the crab (Carcinus maenas) and the goby (Pomatoschistus microps) and the amphipod (Corophium volutator), highest densities were recorded during lower water heights. The faunal assemblage shifts between the different tidal stages. On two occasions, consecutive day and night samples were taken. Total densities were higher during the night samples. During spring tide, difference in community composition was noticed between the night and the day samples. During neap tide, day-night differences were less clear. Recorded total densities were highest during spring tide and lowest during neap tide. At maximum water levels, a drop in total density was observed. A shift in community composition occurred between spring and neap tides.
WebOfScience code
https://www.webofscience.com/wos/woscc/full-record/WOS%3A000183390400032
Bibliographic citation
Hampel, H.; Cattrijsse, A.; Vincx, M. (2003). Tidal, diel and semi-lunar changes in the faunal assemblage of an intertidal salt marsh creek. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 56(3-4): 795-805. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0272-7714(02)00296-2
location created
Krijgslaan 201, S-8
Topic
Marine
Brakish water
Is peer reviewed
true

Authors

author
Name
Henrietta Hampel
Affiliation
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie
author
Name
André Cattrijsse
Identifier
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0772-3087
Affiliation
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee
author
Name
Magda Vincx
Affiliation
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie

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DOI
accessURL
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0272-7714(02)00296-2

thesaurus terms

term
Brackishwater environment (term code: 1166 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)
Diurnal tides (term code: 2398 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)
Migrations (term code: 5225 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)
Salt marshes (term code: 7124 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)
Semidiurnal tides (term code: 7473 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)
Tidal effects (term code: 8574 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)

geographic terms

geographic terms associated with this publication
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde

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date created
2004-01-05
date modified
2018-07-19