Biodiv Sci ›› 2006, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (2): 128-135.  DOI: 10.1360/biodiv.050051

Special Issue: 红树林及红树植物

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The macrofaunal community in Fenglin mangrove area, Xiamen

Xiuchun Lin1, 2 , Lizhe Cai1,3*,Li Ma1, Yang Gao1, Li Yang1, Weiming Liu1   

  1. 1 Environmental Science Research Centre, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005
    2 The Department of Environment and Life Science, Putian University, Putian 351100
    3 State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005
  • Received:2005-03-04 Revised:2006-02-09 Online:2006-03-20 Published:2006-03-20
  • Contact: Lizhe Cai

Abstract: To elucidate the macrofaunal community structure and diversity in Jimei Fenglin mangrove area, we investigated macrofauna in January, April, July, and October 2002. A total of 42 species were collected and identified. Of these, the dominant species in biomass were Cerithidea cingulata and Uca arcuata, while the dominant species in density were Limnodriloides sp. and Assiminea brevicula. The average density and average biomass at all sampling stations in four surveys was 1,990 ind./m2 and 139.0 g/m2, respectively. The density ranked in the following order: January (winter)>April (spring) >October (autumn) >July (summer), while the biomass ranked January>October>April>July. Cluster analysis and quantitative distribution showed that the seasonal variations of Cerithidea cingulata, Uca arcuata, Limnodriloides sp., and Assiminea brevi-cula were different. The average species diversity index of the macrofaunal community in Jimei Fenglin in October 2002 (2.66) was higher than that in Futian, Shenzhen (0.56). The environmental factors that affect macrofaunal diversity were analyzed.

Key words: Chinese Luehdorfia butterfly, habitat, biology, conservation