meiofauna
n. [Gr. meion, smaller; L. Faunus, diety of herds and fields]
Microscopic and small macroscopic fauna on the sea bottom.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Meiofauna —   [ mɛi̯ ; zu griechisch meíon »kleiner«], Mesofauna …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Meiofauna — La meiofauna está compuesta por los pequeños animales que habitan entre los granos de arena y en los fangos. Se trata de pequeños invertebrados, que no superan 1 mm en la mayoría de los casos, y pueden llegar a medir 45 μm. Está formada por miles …   Wikipedia Español

  • Meiofauna — Als Meiofauna oder auch Mesofauna bezeichnet man den Anteil der bodenlebenden Organismen, die zwischen 0,30 mm und 1 mm groß sind. Größere Bodentiere ordnet man der Makrofauna zu, kleinere der Mikrofauna. Im terrestrischen Lebensraum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • meiofauna — noun A type of interstitial fauna, such as psammon, found in rock fissures, between the grains of loose sediments, on algae, etc. It is a part of the microfauna …   Wiktionary

  • meiofauna — meio·fauna …   English syllables

  • meiofauna — /meɪoʊˈfɔnə/ (say mayoy fawnuh) noun animals which are smaller than macrofauna but larger than microfauna, ranging in size from 0.1 mm to 1 mm. {Greek meion less + fauna} …   Australian English dictionary

  • meiofauna — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meiobenthos — Meiofauna are small benthic invertebrates that live in both marine and fresh water environments . The term Meiofauna loosely defines a group of organisms by their size, larger than Microfauna but smaller than Macrofauna, rather than a taxonomic… …   Wikipedia

  • Méiofaune — Foraminifera Le terme méiofaune a été introduit et défini par Molly F. Mare en 1942[1]. Le terme méio dérive du grec “μειος” qui signifie « plus petit ». Dans ce contexte, la méiofaune fait référence aux petits métazoaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fauna — For other uses, see fauna (disambiguation). Simplified schematic of an island s fauna all its animal species, highlighted in boxes. Fauna or faunæ is all of the animal life of any particular region or time. The corresponding term for plants is… …   Wikipedia

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