Benthic fauna in tropical tidal flats – a comparative perspective

  title={Benthic fauna in tropical tidal flats – a comparative perspective},
  author={Sabine Dittmann},
  journal={Wetlands Ecology and Management},
Tidal flats extend seaward from mangrove forests along many tropicalcoastlines. This contribution compiles the current knowledge on tropicaltidal flats with regard to species richness, abundance, spatial distributionpatterns and ecological roles taken by major organisms. Tidal flatsencompass a variety of soft-sediment habitats which are inhabited by aspecies-rich fauna. Species numbers are generally higher than in temperatetidal flats, but vary widely between tropical sites where they have not… CONTINUE READING

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