Vertical Distribution of Barnacles of the Intertidal Rocky Shores of Guanabara Bay, RJ, Brazil

by Iva Nilce da Silva Brum, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Ricardo Silva Absalão, Univ Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Brazil


This paper aims to give a quantitative analysis, using the belt-transect method, to describe the Balanomorpha species vertical zonation models of the intertidal in the rocky beaches of Guanabara Bay. Community aspects such as: composition in species, and their numerical abundance and dominance, were examined and the results were compared according to the degree of protection inside the bay. Study materials, methods and results are discussed.

Subject Headings: Littoral zones | Shores | Bays | Developing countries | Water pollution | Tides | Quantitative analysis | Zoning | Brazil | South America

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