The study took place in three localities (mouth, city and El Rincón) and in three tidal levels (high, medium and low)on each locality, so nine sampling sites in total.
Marine nematodes were extracted from samples using the elutriation/decantation LUDOX TM (colloidal silica polymer) method at a specific gravity of 1.15, quantifying only organisms that pass through a 500 um and are then retained by a 63 um mesh. Samples were evaporated to anhydrous glycerol and permanent slides made (Somerfield & Warwick 1996). The classification followed for the systematic position of the meiofauna taxa was Hulings and Gray (1988).
All data were gathered from the primary information source (Nematode collection CENPAT, CNP-NEM). The identification are supported by the technical report and by the scientific papers associated with the project.
- Taxonomic identifications of Nematoda were obtained using light microscope (Zeiss Photomicroscope or Olympus BX51 equipped with differential Interference Contrast) and/or photographed by a digital camera (NIKON D80 with adapted software).
The specimens are deposited in Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT-CONICET), Chubut, Argentina.
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