|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2004|
|Journal:||Fresenius Environmental BulletinFresenius Environmental Bulletin|
|Keywords:||Aegean sea, biodiversity, Crustacea, crustacean, fauna, habitat, hard substrate, hard substrate assemblages, infralittoral, macrofauna, marine biodiversity, populations, ports, sea, Thermaikos Gulf|
The spatial dispersion of crustaceans as part of the sciaphilic algae community in the northern part of the Aegean Sea was studied. The examination of the collected 1,611 specimens revealed the presence of 60 species. Multivariate analyses showed high similarity between sites, however, four distinct assemblages were recorded in accordance with depth, the habitat complexity defined by the occurrence of different algal forms, the degree of hard substrates' inclination and the water clarity.