Primeros registros de invertebrados bentónicos emergentes en un hábitat sublitoral de fondos blandos en el norte de Chile

Translated title of the contribution: First records of emerging benthic invertebrates at a sublittoral soft-bottom habitat in northern Chile

Aldo Santiago Pacheco Velasquez, Gonzalo E. Goméz, José M. Riascos

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Abstract

Some benthic invertebrates perform vertical diel migrations by swimming up from the seabed to the water column, i.e., they emerge. Although such migrations may have important implications for benthic-pelagic coupling, there is no information reporting this type of ecological processes in sublittoral soft-bottom sediments in the Humboldt Current system. Herein, we present the results of a short-term experiment using traps designed to collect emerging invertebrates in a sublittoral site in northern Chile. Seventeen taxa principally composed by peracarids, copepods and ostracods were identified. This report constitutes the first description of an emerging benthic assemblage in the Humboldt Current ecosystem.

Translated title of the contributionFirst records of emerging benthic invertebrates at a sublittoral soft-bottom habitat in northern Chile
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)387-392
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

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