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Patterns of diversity in marine Gastrotricha from Southeastern Brazilian Coast is predicted by sediment textures

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Autor(es):
Garraffoni, Andre R. S. [1] ; Di Domenico, Maikon [2, 3] ; Amaral, A. Cecilia Z. [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, CP 6109, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Museu Zool Prof Dr Adao Jose Cardoso, CP 6109, BR-13083863 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Parana, Ctr Estudos Mar, CP 50-002, BR-83255000 Pontal Do Parana, PR - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Hydrobiologia; v. 773, n. 1, p. 105-116, JUN 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 5
Resumo

Broad spatial variations of biodiversity are associated with patterns and processes at different scales, and are well known for large terrestrial animals. For the interstitial microscopic fauna a wide distribution conception is accepted for several phyla. This assumption is being revised since more information has become available on their biogeography and general macroecological threats. This study analyzed the variability of marine Gastrotricha diversity among benthic habitats and localities along the Brazilian coast. We tested the hypothesis that sediment textures, location, tidal zones, and their interactions, are potential explanatory variables that affect the Gastrotricha diversity. Richness estimates, species composition, and beta diversity were used as response variables of biodiversity. The number of gastrotrichs, macrodasyids, and chaetonotids species was mostly explained by sediment sorting and the highest richness was detected in poorly sorted sediments. Species composition and beta diversity were correlated with tidal zone, location, and average grain size, and the highest turnover of species was expected on islands. The general diversity patterns observed in our study that were explained by sediment textures, tidal zones, and localities, are expected to be observed along other marine coastlines in the world and may be correlated with sediment transport and deposition processes. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/50317-5 - Biodiversidade e funcionamento de um ecossistema costeiro subtropical: subsídios para gestão integrada
Beneficiário:Antonia Cecília Zacagnini Amaral
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 12/08581-0 - Anelídeos intersticiais: sistemática e filogenia de uma fauna negligenciada
Beneficiário:Maikon Di Domenico
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado