Some recommendations for an accurate estimation of Lanice conchilega density based on tube counts

@article{Hoey2006SomeRF,
  title={Some recommendations for an accurate estimation of Lanice conchilega density based on tube counts},
  author={Gert Van Hoey and Magda M. Vincx and Steven Johan Degraer},
  journal={Helgoland Marine Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={60},
  pages={317-321}
}
The tube building polychaete Lanice conchilega is a common and ecologically important species in intertidal and shallow subtidal sands. It builds a characteristic tube with ragged fringes and can retract rapidly into its tube to depths of more than 20 cm. Therefore, it is very difficult to sample L. conchilega individuals, especially with a Van Veen grab. Consequently, many studies have used tube counts as estimates of real densities. This study reports on some aspects to be considered when… CONTINUE READING