Response of harpacticoid copepods to habitat structure at a deep-sea site


Given the quiescent physical environment and the low rates of bioturbation in the deep sea, biologically produced structures, such as animals tubes, may play an important role in creating habitat heterogeneity. In San Diego Trough, the cirratulid polychaete Tharyx luticastellus builds and inhabits a robust mud concretion (a mudball). Mudballs are abundant… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00026300


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