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Article Title

Bryozoa from Seagrass Beds of the Northern Saudi Arabian Coast: Distribution and Seasonality

Volume

84

Issue

2

First Page

67

Last Page

75

Abstract

Bryozoa from seagrass beds of the Northern Saudi Arabian coast by John D. Soule and Dorothy F. Soule. Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci., 84(2): 67-75, 1985. Four subtidal surveys of seagrass and sandbeds at eight stations on the northern coast of Saudi Arabia yielded 29 species of bryozoans in 1.0 mm and 0.5 mm screenings of 0.1 m2 replicates. The most common species was the cyclostome Lichenopora radiata (21%). Species composition was 15% cosmopolitan (except Arctic); 1 4% circumtropical-subtropical and 6 1 % Indo-Pacific. Temperatures ranged from 16.9° to 34.4°C and salinities ranged from 40 to 50%o during collecting.