Intertidal foraminiferal fauna and the distribution of Elphidiidae at Chupa Inlet, western White Sea.

Korsun, Sergei, Hald, Morten, Golikova, Elena, Yudina, Anna, Kuznetsov, Ivan, Mikhailov, Dmitry and Knyazeva, Olga (2014) Intertidal foraminiferal fauna and the distribution of Elphidiidae at Chupa Inlet, western White Sea. Marine Biology Research, 10 (2). pp. 153-166. DOI 10.1080/17451000.2013.814786.

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Abstract

The bright colouration of the cytoplasm in intertidal rotaliid foraminifera and their particle-gathering activity reliably reveals live specimens in fresh samples, without any fixatives or dyes applied. Using this approach, we demonstrate that live representatives of three rotaliid species, all belonging to the genus Elphidium, were common on intertidal mud and sand beaches. Two species, E. excavatum clavatum and E. albiumbilicatum, lived close to freshwater outflows, whereas E. williamsoni occupied beaches bathed by waters with normal salinity (surface 26–27‰ in the western White Sea). A least 13 species were found alive in the intertidal zone. Among non-calcareous foraminifera, Miliammina fusca, Ammotium cassis and Ovammina opaca were the most numerous.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Benthic foraminifera; Elphidiidae; Intertidal; distribution; Salinity; White Sea
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1080/17451000.2013.814786
ISSN: 1745-1000
Projects: Otto Schmidt Laboratory
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 09:16
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 09:16
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/28580

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