Sensitivity of tanaid Apseudes latreillei (Milne-Edwards) populations to sewage pollution

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Title: Sensitivity of tanaid Apseudes latreillei (Milne-Edwards) populations to sewage pollution
Authors: de-la-Ossa-Carretero, Jose Antonio | Del-Pilar-Ruso, Yoana | Gimenez-Casalduero, Francisca | Sánchez-Lizaso, José Luis
Research Group/s: Biología Marina
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias del Mar y Biología Aplicada
Keywords: Apseudes latreillei | Tanaidacea | Peracarida | Benthic indicators | Sewage | Soft-bottoms | Mediterranean
Knowledge Area: Zoología
Issue Date: 21-Dec-2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: OSSA CARRETERO, José Antonio de la, et al. “Sensitivity of tanaid Apseudes latreillei (Milne-Edwards) populations to sewage pollution”. Marine Environmental Research. Vol. 69, Issue 5 (June 2010). ISSN 0141-1136, pp. 309-317
Abstract: Apseudes latreillei (Milne-Edwards) is a common and abundant tanaid in soft-bottom communities from waters off East Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. Its sensitivity to pollution is not clear despite being an abundant and widely distributed crustacean, since it has been reported as both a tolerant and sensitive species. This paper tests the sensitivity of A. latreillei to sewage discharges in fine-sand communities along the Castellon coast (W. Mediterranean). We analysed variation in tanaid populations between sites at varying distances from sewage outfalls with respect to population density, size distribution, sex ratio and their correlation with different abiotic factors of waste water and sediment. Results showed clearly that A. latreillei populations were affected by the presence of sewage outfalls, to such an extent that sewage disposal outlets produced a decrease in population density and changes in size spectra.
Sponsor: CONSOMAR S.A. and Entitat de Sanejament d'Aigües. University of Alicante for a predoctorate grant.
ISSN: 0141-1136 (Print) | 1879-0291 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2009.12.005
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
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