A Redescription of the Amphioplus Coniortodes—Ophionepthys Limicola Community of Biscayne Bay, Florida
Abstract:The Amphioplus coniortodes—Ophionepthys limicola community of Biscayne Bay, Florida is redescribed on the basis of additional data collected since the original description was published in 1962. Micropholis gracillima is added to the list of characteristic species. Changes in abundance and distribution of the characteristic species between 1956 and 1969 are presented. Using Sanders' rarefaction method the community was found to have a species diversity intermediate between similar communities in Massachusetts and Jamaica. Brittle stars in the community do not play a unique roll in determining species composition of this community.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1974-09-01
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