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Free Content Ecological Observations of Macro-Invertebrates in Tampa Bay, Florida 1961 - 1962

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A checklist is presented which includes 78 genera and 82 species of sponges, annelids, sipunculids, decapod crustaceans, gastropods, pelecypods, cephalopods, echinoderms, and ascidians. All specimens were collected in Tampa Bay, Florida, and adjacent waters from August 1961 to August 1962. Their occurrence, distribution, and relation to bottom type are discussed. Observed temperature and salinity ranges for most of the organisms are given. This information is expected to be useful in evaluating faunistic changes resulting from man-made alterations in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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Publication date: 1964-01-01

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