Studies on habitat selection by amphipods using artificial substrates within an estuarine environment

  title={Studies on habitat selection by amphipods using artificial substrates within an estuarine environment},
  author={Samuel Aikins and Eisuke Kikuchi},
Field studies on habitat selection and community development of four gammarid amphipod species were conducted in a brackish lagoon at Nanakita River Estuary, Japan. Development of amphipod community was studied by focussing mainly on provision of shelter for these invertebrates. Seven artificial substrates (including wire net cage, circular concrete block, dried oyster shell, brush, sponge, blue and green tapes) were used in the field as substitutes of natural substrates (macroalgae). This… CONTINUE READING
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