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Table 2 Examples of annual particle reworking rates by Nereis diversicolor and Arenicola marina. Results are presented both as volume of sediment m-2 and as depth of sediment reworked[19,52]

From: Impact of polychaetes (Nereis spp. and Arenicola marina) on carbon biogeochemistry in coastal marine sediments†

Species Density/ind. m-2 Volume/1 m-2 y-1 Depth/cm y-1
N. diversicolor 1000 7 0.7
A. marina 40–80 170–400 17–40