Sediment processing by benthic animals is acknowledged to destroy, alter, or create sedimentary structures. Sediment processing also has consequences for benthic community trophic structure and spatial distribution. Previous workers have shown that biogenic instability of muddy sediments may exclude one feeding type from an area dominated by a different feeding type (trophic group arnensalism)....
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