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Table 2 Total abundance, number of individuals/core (0.0078 m2) of taxa in each container type at both experimental sites at the end of the experiment, categorized according to post-larval dispersal mechanisms

From: Effects of patch size and position above the substratum during early succession of subtidal soft-bottom communities

Taxa Colorado Bolsico
S/H S/L L/H L/L R S/H S/L L/H L/L R
Active dispersal (diel vertical migrants)
 A Eudevenopus gracilipes 463 1,016 663 876 762 1,726 1,695 2,012 2,091 1,162
 A Heterophoxus sp. 524 425 299 254 1,342 5 32 17 33 566
 C Cylindroleberidae 1 244 118 99 71 72 166 135 124 139 36
 A Aora typica 156 80 15 42 128 64 31 39 41 15
 N Nematoda indet. 112 30 53 81 35 0 0 1 0 2
 C Cylindroleberidae 2 27 16 7 123 76 83 44 25 36 279
 C Diastylis planifrons 24 28 11 22 73 211 145 170 163 88
 A Ampelisca sp. 7 6 8 9 15 15 12 11 10 3
 C Isopoda 0 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
 A Caprellidae 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 C Copepoda 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 C Mysidacea 0 0 0 0 0 15 6 23 9 0
Swimmers/crawlers
 La Branchiostoma elongatum 342 311 538 382 60 2 1 3 19 0
 P Capitella sp. 147 141 232 540 844 4 44 2 36 34
 G Nassarius gayi 13 10 54 84 6 122 203 181 197 41
 P Paraprionospio pinnata 38 22 37 50 12 65 48 41 39 136
 Ne Nemertina 0 3 5 5 1 0 5 0 7 58
 C Pagurus villosus 2 4 0 5 1 3 6 1 7 1
 C Cancer sp. 0 1 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
 B Mysella sp. 0 0 2 3 4 5 10 0 0 501
 C Pinnixia transversalis 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
 B Protothaca thaca 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
 C Decapoda ind. 1 1 0 2 0 4 5 1 1 0
 G Oliva peruviana 0 1 0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0
 C Stomatopoda 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 5 3 6
 G Mitrella unisfaciata 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
 C Betaeus truncatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 E Patiria chilensis 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
 G Crepipatella sp. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 G Xanthochorus buxea 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 P Phyllodocidae 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
 B Argopecten purpuratus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Passive dispersal (resuspension/poor swimmers)
 B Tagelus dombeii 912 712 1,213 1,537 478 78 87 61 84 192
 B Nucula pisum sp. 598 596 139 218 654 0 2 1 23 59
 P Spiophanes bombyx 2 0 78 2 0 42 4 29 4 514
 B Semimytilus algosus 2 24 11 20 32 0 0 0 0 2
 P Maldanidae 8 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 P Paraonidae 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0
 B Semele solida 2 8 6 11 29 7 24 14 6 108
 B Transenella panosa 0 4 5 2 9 0 0 0 0 0
 P Cossuridae 0 0 2 3 9 0 0 0 0 0
 P Cirratulidae 0 0 0 4 3 8 112 84 160 36
 P Ophelidae 0 0 2 0 21 0 2 0 0 19
 P Chaeptoteridae 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 P Sabellidae 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 5 0 0
 P Ampharetidae 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
 P Flabelligeridae 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
 P Nephtydae 1 0 1 0 17 1 2 2 1 34
 E Ophiuroidea ind. 0 2 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
 P Nereidae 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
 G Crucibulum sp. 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0
 G Polinices uber 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
 B Brachiodontes granulata 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Ech Echiuridae ind. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 B Ensis macha 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 G Chiton cummingsi 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
  1. Container type abbreviations are: S/H small/high, S/L small/low, L/H large/high, L/L large/low and R reference samples. Taxonomic affiliation: B bivalve, A amphipod, La lancelet, P polychaete, C crustacean, E echinoderm, G gastropod, Ne nemertean, Ech echiuridean, N nematoda