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Factors influencing the colonisation by springtails of great barrier reef islands

King, K. L.; Greenslade, Penelope


The Collembola fauna of ten cays of the Swain Reefs (Great Barrier Reef) were sampled in July 1982 and 1983. Marine littoral Collembola were found on all but two cays. Terrestrial Collembola were sampled quantitatively in 1983 on three cays of increasing degrees of vegetation cover. On the largest well-vegetated cay, collembolan numbers were at least twenty-five times higher than on the less wellvegetated cays. 'Xenylla manusiensis', the overwhelmingly dominant Collembolon among the cays,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Royal Society of Queensland: Proceedings


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