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Mangrove vegetation decreases density but does not affect species richness and trophic structure of intertidal polychaete assemblages

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Autor(es):
Checon, Helio Herminio ; Corte, Guilherme Nascimento ; Silva, Camila Fernanda ; Schaeffer-Novelli, Yara ; Amaral, Antonia Cecilia Z.
Número total de Autores: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Hydrobiologia; v. 795, n. 1, p. 169-179, JUL 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 8
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The positive influence of mangrove vegetation on macrobenthic communities has been widely investigated, but studies mainly focused on epibenthic assemblages. Given the contrasting characteristics between epifauna and infauna, we expected that mangrove vegetation would not exert the same positive effect on infaunal assemblages. To test this hypothesis, we investigated polychaete assemblages in mangrove stands in a tidal flat in Southeast Brazil. Specifically, we focused on (a) whether polychaete assemblages (i.e., density, richness, community, and feeding guild composition) are different inside and outside mangrove stands, and (b) if changes are related to root biomass. Our results showed that mangrove areas have lower polychaete density than that of adjacent sandflats, and polychaete density is negatively related to root biomass. Species richness was not affected by the presence of vegetation, but the number of exclusive species was higher inside the mangrove. Changes in composition of polychaete assemblages were mainly attributable to reductions in species density rather than species replacement. Trophic structure was not influenced by mangrove vegetation, as subsurface-feeders dominated inside and outside mangrove zones. Our results contrast with the richness enhancement found for epibenthic fauna inside mangroves, and highlight that mangrove vegetation does not exert the same influence on epibenthic as that on infaunal assemblages. (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: 11/10130-3 - Comunidades macrobentônicas de fundos inconsolidados da Baía do Araçá, Litoral Norte de São Paulo
Beneficiário:Guilherme Nascimento Corte
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 16/10810-8 - Ecologia bêntica da Baía do Araçá: análise da fauna associada ao sedimento e da relação ambiente biodiversidade
Beneficiário:Guilherme Nascimento Corte
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado