Marine meiobenthic faunal communities of the sediments near Dokdo in the East Sea, Korea SCOPUS KCI

Title
Marine meiobenthic faunal communities of the sediments near Dokdo in the East Sea, Korea
Author(s)
Kim, D.; Min, W.-G.; Kim, W.-S.
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Dongsung(김동성)
Publication Year
2002-12
Abstract
Meiobenthic community structure near Dokdo was investigated during two survey periods of June, 1999 and October 2000. Meiobenthos were separated from the sediment core samples collected from eight stations. A total of 19 meiobenthic animal groups were identified from those core samples. The most abundant meiobenthic animals belonged to Phylum Nematoda in both seasons and all stations. Sarcomastigophorans, nauplius of crustaceans, and benthic harpacticoids were the next abundant meiobenthos. Vertical distribution of meiobenthic animals showed the highest individual numbers in the surface sediment layers of 0-1 cm depth with a steep decreasing trend with depth for the three sampling stations (A0, A9', A19) located in the continental slope. Horizontal distribution of meiobenthic animals for the study area near Dokdo showed lower density at the sampling stations near Dokdo and the lowest density of meiobenthos in A19 (depth-2261 m). For size distribution, analysis showed that animals which fit onto the mesh size of 0.125 mm were abundant. This study suggested that the continental shelf near Dokdo have a more unstable environment for meiobenthos than the continental slope.
ISSN
1598-141X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/5768
DOI
10.4217/OPR.2002.24.4.419
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean and Polar Research, v.24, no.4, pp.419 - 427, 2002
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Keywords
Communities; Dokdo; Meiobenthos; Nematodes
Type
Article
Language
Korean
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Related Researcher
Research Interests

Biophysiological ecology,Meiobenthology,해양생물 생리생태학,중형저서생물학

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