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Table 6 Density (inds/10 cm2, mean ± standard error) and relative abundance (%, mean ± standard error) of the 10 most abundant nematode species, genera, and families inhabiting the uppermost 5-cm sediment layer

From: Nematode assemblages from the Kandalaksha Depression (White Sea, 251–288 m water depth)

Station CBB-20, July 1998 Station CBB-22, October 1998 Station CBB-23, May 1999 Station CBB-34, November 1999
Taxon Density % Taxon Density % Taxon Density % Taxon Density %
Sabatieria ornata 76.9 ± 10.5 16.0 ± 2.2 Sabatieria ornata 176.6 ± 68.0 21.4 ± 8.2 Sabatieria ornata 53.4 ± 14.4 18.5 ± 5.0 Filipjeva filipjevi 67.2 ± 37.7 16.3 ± 9.1
Filipjeva filipjevi 29.8 ± 8.6 6.2 ± 1.8 Aponema bathyalis 85.0 ± 40.9 10.3 ± 5.0 Quadricoma sp. 22.4 ± 8.1 7.7 ± 2.8 Sabatieria ornata 45.4 ± 11.9 11.0 ± 2.9
Desmoscolex sp. 23.6 ± 7.0 4.9 ± 1.5 Filipjeva filipjevi 72.6 ± 18.7 8.8 ± 2.3 Acantholaimus sp.1 17.0 ± 4.6 5.9 ± 1.6 Desmoscolex sp. 27.5 ± 23.0 6.7 ± 5.6
Aponema bathyalis 20.2 ± 8.4 4.2 ± 1.7 Filipjeva sp. 47.2 ± 29.0 5.7 ± 3.5 Filipjeva filipjevi 16.2 ± 4.7 5.6 ± 1.6 Aponema bathyalis 26.4 ± 13.5 6.4 ± 3.3
Acantholaimus sp.1 15.8 ± 6.0 3.3 ± 1.2 Monhystera sp. 37.3 ± 20.6 4.5 ± 2.5 Monhystera sp. 13.7 ± 7.7 4.7 ± 2.7 Quadricoma sp. 17.6 ± 17.6 4.3 ± 4.3
Aponema minutissima 15.2 ± 6.0 3.2 ± 1.3 Aponema minutissima 23.6 ± 8.9 2.9 ± 1.1 Sphaerolaimus gracilis 9.6 ± 3.7 3.3 ± 1.3 Campylaimus sp. 15.1 ± 4.7 3.6 ± 1.1
Tricoma sp. 1 15.0 ± 5.8 3.1 ± 1.2 Sphaerolaimus gracilis 22.5 ± 8.4 2.7 ± 1.0 Aponema bathyalis 8.0 ± 4.3 2.8 ± 1.5 Intasia sp. 12.2 ± 12.2 3.0 ± 3.0
Sphaerolaimus gracilis 11.6 ± 5.1 2.4 ± 1.1 Filipjeva arctica 21.8 ± 20.8 2.6 ± 2.5 Filipjeva sp. 7.9 ± 6.1 2.7 ± 2.1 Aegialoalaimus sp. 9.3 ± 3.1 2.2 ± 0.7
Tricoma sp. 8.0 ± 3.9 1.7 ± 0.8 Campylaimus gerlachi 21.7 ± 19.3 2.6 ± 2.3 Marisalbinema galtsovae 7.1 ± 5.9 2.5 ± 2.0 Pselionema simplex 7.0 ± 3.6 1.7 ± 0.9
Sphaerolaimus sp. 1 7.5 ± 2.9 1.6 ± 0.6 Aegialoalaimus sp. 20.1 ± 19.6 2.4 ± 2.4 Aponema minutissima 6.3 ± 3.0 2.2 ± 1.1 Campylaimus gerlachi 6.7 ± 1.9 1.6 ± 0.5
Sabatieria 82.4 ± 8.6 17.2 ± 1.8 Sabatieria 176.6 ± 68.0 21.4 ± 8.2 Sabatieria 54.0 ± 14.4 18.7 ± 5.0 Filipjeva 76.2 ± 39.5 18.5 ± 9.6
Filipjeva 38.4 ± 7.7 8.0 ± 1.6 Filipjeva 141.6 ± 40.0 17.2 ± 4.9 Filipjeva 26.1 ± 7.4 9.0 ± 2.6 Sabatieria 46.8 ± 12.1 11.3 ± 2.9
Aponema 35.0 ± 14.5 7.7 ± 3.0 Aponema 110.7 ± 47.3 13.8 ± 5.7 Quadricoma 22.4 ± 8.1 7.7 ± 2.8 Desmoscolex 27.5 ± 23.0 6.7 ± 5.6
Desmoscolex 27.6 ± 7.4 5.8 ± 1.5 Monhystera 37.3 ± 20.6 4.5 ± 2.5 Acantholaimus 17.0 ± 4.6 5.9 ± 1.6 Aponema 25.4 ± 14.4 6.6 ± 3.5
Tricoma 22.9 ± 4.4 4.8 ± 0.9 Campylaimus 33.7 ± 17.6 4.1 ± 2.1 Aponema 14.3 ± 6.6 5.3 ± 2.3 Campylaimus 21.8 ± 5.4 5.3 ± 1.3
Sphaerolaimus 19.1 ± 5.1 4.0 ± 1.1 Sphaerolaimus 26.0 ± 10.7 3.1 ± 1.3 Sphaerolaimus 14.8 ± 2.2 5.1 ± 0.8 Quadricoma 17.6 ± 17.6 4.3 ± 4.3
Acantholaimus 15.8 ± 6.0 3.3 ± 1.2 Aegialoalaimus 20.6 ± 19.5 2.5 ± 2.4 Monhystera 13.7 ± 7.7 4.7 ± 2.7 Intasia 13.6 ± 11.6 3.3 ± 2.8
Campylaimus 12.0 ± 4.2 2.5 ± 0.9 Desmoscolex 20.3 ± 13.0 2.5 ± 1.6 Marisalbinema 8.0 ± 6.7 2.8 ± 2.3 Sphaerolaimus 10.4 ± 3.0 2.5 ± 0.7
Fusivermis 8.5 ± 4.6 1.8 ± 1.0 Fusivermis 17.0 ± 8.7 2.1 ± 1.0 Desmoscolex 7.0 ± 4.1 2.4 ± 1.4 Aegialoalaimus 9.3 ± 3.1 2.2 ± 0.7
Daptonema 7.1 ± 3.1 1.5 ± 0.6 Intasia 13.8 ± 11.6 1.7 ± 1.4 Campylaimus 6.4 ± 3.0 2.2 ± 1.0 Pselionema 7.0 ± 3.6 1.7 ± 0.9
Comesomatidae 85.9 ± 10.8 17.9 ± 2.2 Comesomatidae 176.6 ± 68.0 21.4 ± 8.2 Comesomatidae 57.7 ± 12.2 19.9 ± 4.2 Xyalidae 104.0 ± 37.3 25.2 ± 9.0
Xyalidae 73.4 ± 14.5 15.3 ± 3.0 Xyalidae 165.4 ± 33.8 20.1 ± 4.1 Xyalidae 42.3 ± 4.1 14.6 ± 1.4 Desmoscolecidae 50.4 ± 37.8 12.2 ± 9.2
Chromadoridae 65.4 ± 14.0 13.6 ± 2.9 Microlaimidae 125.0 ± 49.5 15.1 ± 6.0 Chromadoridae 41.0 ± 7.4 14.2 ± 2.6 Comesomatidae 46.8 ± 12.1 11.3 ± 2.9
Microlaimidae 64.1 ± 18.3 13.4 ± 3.8 Monhysteridae 81.2 ± 24.4 9.8 ± 3.0 Desmoscolecidae 30.9 ± 11.1 10.7 ± 3.8 Diplopeltidae 44.1 ± 11.8 10.7 ± 2.9
Desmoscolecidae 51.5 ± 9.1 10.7 ± 1.9 Diplopeltidae 53.2 ± 19.1 6.4 ± 2.3 Monhysteridae 22.0 ± 5.6 7.6 ± 1.9 Chromadoridae 42.0 ± 5.4 10.2 ± 1.3
Monhysteridae 40.5 ± 14.2 8.4 ± 3.0 Desmoscolecidae 43.7 ± 16.2 5.3 ± 2.0 Microlaimidae 20.1 ± 5.1 7.0 ± 1.8 Microlaimidae 28.3 ± 15.4 6.9 ± 3.7
Sphaerolaimidae 21.9 ± 5.5 4.6 ± 1.1 Chromadoridae 40.1 ± 13.8 4.9 ± 1.7 Sphaerolaimidae 14.8 ± 2.2 5.1 ± 0.8 Monhysteridae 21.0 ± 4.6 5.1 ± 1.1
Diplopeltidae 21.8 ± 3.7 4.5 ± 0.8 Aegialoalaimidae 28.4 ± 18.9 3.4 ± 2.3 Diplopeltidae 12.1 ± 3.7 4.2 ± 1.3 Sphaerolaimidae 11.4 ± 2.4 2.8 ± 0.6
Fusivermidae 8.5 ± 4.6 1.8 ± 1.0 Sphaerolaimidae 26.0 ± 10.7 3.1 ± 1.3 Aegialoalaimidae 5.8 ± 2.7 2.0 ± 0.9 Oxystominidae 9.8 ± 4.5 2.4 ± 1.1
Aegialoalaimidae 5.5 ± 2.7 1.1 ± 0.6 Fusivermidae 17.0 ± 8.7 2.1 ± 1.0 Oxystominidae 5.3 ± 3.2 1.8 ± 1.1 Aegialoalaimidae 9.3 ± 3.1 2.2 ± 0.7