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Crustacean fauna of a mussel cultivated raft system in the Black Sea

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Author(s): Murat Sezgin | Eylem Aydemir Cil

Journal: Arthropods
ISSN 2224-4255

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 89;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Crustacea | Mytilus galloprovincialis | raft culture | rope-grown mussels | species richness

ABSTRACT
The aim of the current study was to make a faunistic analysis of the crustaceans associated with cultivated mussels grown on ropes. Mussel samples from 30 cm ropes were collected from rope-grown mussel beds by hand. The crustacean fauna associated with mussel population were quantified. The density of crustacean fauna associated with mussels was significantly greater within rope-grown mussel assemblages than on other biotopes around.
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