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Modern Approaches in Oceanography and Petrochemical Sciences

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Foraminifera Distribution in Itapitangui River Mangrove, Cananeia (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and its Environmental Relations

Volume 3 - Issue 1

Patricia Pinheiro Beck Eichler1*, Camilla Gomes1, Rogério Costa1, Audrey Amorim1, Moab Praxedes Gomes2 and Helenice Vital2

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    • 1Postgraduate Program in Environmental Sciences at the University of Southern Santa Catarina (UNISUL) University City, Brazil
    • 2Graduate Program in Geodynamics and Geophysics (PPGG), Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). University Campus, Brazil

    *Corresponding author:Patricia Pinheiro Beck Eichler, Postgraduate Program in Environmental Sciences at the University of Southern Santa Catarina (UNISUL) University City, Brazil

Received:September 27, 2019;   Published:October 17, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/MAOPS.2019.02.000151

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Investigation of foraminifera assemblage through thirtyt-wo surface samples along the transect in Itapitangui river mangrove was done in july / 89. Foraminiferal fauna composed mainly of Ammotium salsum, Arenoparrella Mexicana, Haplophragmoides wilberti, Miliammina fusca and Trochammina inflata occur on mangrove area of Cananeia-Iguape estuary-lagoon system at bottom salinity range from 6 to 30, bottom temperature range from18 -9°C and organic carbon percentage values range from 0.47 to 5.7. The low diversity pattern of foraminiferal population inhabiting the mangrove area of Itapitangui River and the lack of foraminiferal zonation is similar to that encountered in mangroves from all over the world.

In July 1989, a survey of foraminifera zoning was carried out by means of thirty-two surface samples along a transect in the Itapitangui river mangrove, Cananéia-Iguape estuarine-lagoon system. The foraminifera fauna found is mainly composed of Ammotium salsum, Arenoparrella mexicana, Haplophragmoides wilberti, Miliammina fusca and Trochammina inflata. This fauna has been found in muddy and sandy sediments where the bottom salinity ranges from 6 to 30, the bottom temperature ranges from 18oC to 19oC, and the organic carbon content ranges from 0.47% to 5.70%. The diversity pattern of the foraminifera population inhabiting the Itapitangui river mangrove area and the absence of zonation of foraminifera species are similar to those found in the mangroves worldwide.

Keywords: Association of foraminifera; Mangroves; Salinity; Foraminifera zonation

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