Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 18 Issue 1

Algae as a susbstrate for Foraminifera in the Puerto Deseado area (Patagonia).

E. Boltovskoy,Haydee Lena and A. Asensi

Algae are used by benthonic foraminifera as a substrate. Those algae which due to their morphology provide a better shelter contain more numerous and diverse foraminiferal assemblages. The infralittoral belt is more populated than the mesolittoral. No preference was found among foraminifera with respect to the algae used as a substrate.

Date : 30-04-1976