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SUITABILITY OF THREE STAINS TO MARK SHELLS OF CONCHOLEPAS CONCHOLEPAS (GASTROPODA) AND MESODESMA DONACIUM (BIVALVIA)
Abstract Different stains are used to internally mark calcified structures of mollusc shells in growth experiments. Because of interspecific variations in marking success, an assessment ofExpand
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Changes in prevalence and intensity of infection of Profilicollis altmani (Perry, 1942) cystacanth (Acanthocephala) parasitizing the mole crab Emerita analoga (Stimpson, 1857): an El Niño cascade
Prevalence and intensity changes in cystacanths of the acanthocephalan Profilicollis altmani parasitizing the mole crab Emerita analoga under El Niño (EN) and non-El Niño (non-EN) conditions areExpand
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Sublittoral soft bottom communities and diversity of Mejillones Bay in northern Chile (Humboldt Current upwelling system)
The macrozoobenthos of Mejillones Bay (23°S; Humboldt Current) was quantitatively investigated over a 7-year period from austral summer 1995/1996 to winter 2002. About 78 van Veen grab samples takenExpand
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Succession and seasonal variation in the development of subtidal macrobenthic soft-bottom communities off northern Chile
Community succession is an important process in modulating the structure of benthic soft-bottom communities. A field experiment was conducted aiming (1) to describe the successional development in aExpand
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The decay of similarity over geographical distance in parasite communities of marine fishes
Aim  We evaluate, for the first time, the decay of similarity over distance in four species of marine fishes with different vagility: Trachurus murphyi (pelagic, highly vagile), Merluccius gayiExpand
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Metazoan parasites of the Chilean hake Merluccius gayi gayi as a tool for stock discrimination
Abstract The value of metazoan parasites of the hake Merluccius gayi as biological tags for stock identification is assessed. Seven hundred and eighty-two hake ( Merluccius gayi gayi ), obtained fromExpand
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Metazoan parasites of Macruronus magellanicus from southern Chile as biological tags
Examination of 450 specimens of Macruronus magellanicus from two fishing grounds in southern Chile (Talcahuano: 36°40'S, Punta Arenas: 54° S) revealed 24 205 metazoan parasites, belonging to 15 taxaExpand
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Parasites of the flatfish Paralichthys adspersus (Steindachner, 1867) (Pleuronectiformes) from northern Chile
Three species of protistan and 22 species of metazoan parasites were obtained from a sample of 179 flatfish, (Paralichthys adspersus) taken-off Antofagasta, northern Chile. Prevalence of infection ofExpand
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What can metazoan parasites reveal about the taxonomy of Scomber japonicus Houttuyn in the coast of South America and Madeira Islands
The metazoan parasites of four populations of the chub mackerel Scomber japonicus were analysed from two localities in the Atlantic Ocean (Madeira Islands, Portugal, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) andExpand
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Functional diversity of marine macrobenthic communities from sublittoral soft-sediment habitats off northern Chile
Benthic communities show changes in composition and structure across different environmental characteristics and habitats. However, incorporating species biological traits into the analysis canExpand
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