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dc.contributor.advisorMari-Mutt, José A.
dc.contributor.authorSamalot-Roque, Belmarie
dc.description.abstractCollembolans are small hexapods characterized by the presence of a ventral tube and a jumping organ known as a furcula, for which they are called springtails. Although more than 700 species are recorded from the Neotropics, little is known about the diversity of collembolans in the Greater Antilles. Seventy-seven species have been reported from Puerto Rico. This study is part of an effort to complete the inventory of Puerto Rican springtails. I collected collembolans associated with red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), focusing in the area within 2 m from the shoreline. A total of 44 species were found, 12 are new reports for Puerto Rico and 6 are new to science. Statistical analysis showed no relationship between forest extension and number of species. Mangroves located in estuaries had the highest species diversity. The estimated total species richness for collembolans in red mangrove is 48.en_US
dc.description.abstractLos colémbolos son pequeños hexápodos distinguibles por la presencia de un tubo ventral y un órgano para saltar conocido como fúrcula. Aunque del neotrópico se han reportado más de 700 especies, se conoce poco sobre la diversidad de colémbolos en las Antillas Mayores. Este estudio es parte de un esfuerzo para completar el inventario de colémbolos de Puerto Rico, de donde se han reportado 77 especies. Colecté hojarasca de mangle rojo (Rhizophora mangle) en un área de 2 m desde la orilla del agua. Se hallaron 44 especies, de las cuales 12 son nuevos reportes para Puerto Rico y 6 son especies nuevas. El análisis estadístico no descubrió relación entre la extensión del bosque y la cantidad de especies colectadas. Sin embargo, los manglares estuarinos son significativamente más diversos que los manglares de borde. Se estimó una riqueza total de 48 especies de colémbolos para las áreas de mangle rojo.en_US
dc.subjectInventario de colémbolos de Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshCollembola--Variation--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshRed mangrove--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshMangrove ecology--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.titleDiversidad de Collembola (Hexapoda) asociados a Rhyzophora mangle en manglares de Puerto Rico.en_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2006 Belmarie Samalot-Roqueen_US
dc.contributor.committeeSantos Flores, Carlos J.
dc.contributor.committeeSoto Adames, Felipe N.
dc.contributor.representativeArmstrong, Arístides M.
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biologyen_US

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