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noun[mass noun] Ecology
Soil animals of intermediate size, such as earthworms, arthropods, nematodes, and molluscs.
- It is a first approach, since a complete understanding of the soil food web would, of course, also require data about the micro- and mesofauna.
- In the mesofauna prevail species with wide natural habitats - Holarctic, Palearctic and Eurosiberian species.
- Thus the mesofauna represent an important trophic link of the detritus food chain to terrestrial vertebrates.
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