Sheltered hard bottoms with bivalves and the cirriped
Biofouling is made up of hundreds of species, such as tubicolous bacteria, protozoan, seaweed, mollusks, bryozoans, cirripeds
, polychaetes, ascidians, hydrozoans, and so on.
This attachment results in associations of the commensal, opportunistic and mutualism type with organisms such as cirripeds
, algae, bryozoans, cnidarians, polychaetes and amphipods among others (Frick & Pfaller, 2013).
, although collected only on 15 samples out of 24, were second in abundance (20.
(Cawthorne, 1979), and gastropods (Shumway, 1979).
of the family Lepadidae were found in a specimen caught around Desventuradas islands (Baez & Ruiz, 1985).
It is possible that the lack of effect was due to exposure to small individual cirripeds
, and it would be interesting to examine A.
The most important prey found in both species were polychaetes, amphipods and isopods, while cirripeds
, crabs, cumaceans, brittlestars and mollusks were the less consumed prey; for this reason these prey were grouped together for analysis as "other prey".