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Polychaetes of rocky shores along the South Adriatic Coast
Citation
Giangrande, A., Terlizzi A. (2000). Polychaetes of rocky shores along the South Adriatic coast. University of Salento, Department of Biological and Environmental Science and Technologies, Laboratory of Zoology and Marine Biology (LZMB), Italy.

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Notes: Not freely available

Description
The general aim of this data collection was to realise an inventory of the polychaete fauna along the Apulian coast. Giangrande et al. (2003) aimed to quantify possible differences in assemblage structure among the three sampled sites and along a depth gradient. The data were also used to examine polychaete assemblages under different environmental conditions, making a preliminary evaluation of the usefulness of this group in hard bottom monitoring possible (Giangrande et al., 2004). more

Data consisted of counts of abundance and species of polychaetes collected along a rocky cliff near Otranto (southern Adriatic Sea, Italy). There were three sites, separated, approx. 100 m apart and, for each site, at each of the two sampling occasions (May and November 2000), sampling was undertaken at 5, 15 and 25 m depth by scraping off three replicate 20*20 cm quadrats. There were 160 species on a total of 4176 individuals

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Benthos, Macrobenthos, Rocky shores, MED, Adriatic, Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
MED, Adriatic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
May 2000
November 2000

Taxonomic coverage
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Parameter
Polychaeta density

Contributors
University of Salento; Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e Ambientali; National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences; Laboratory of Zoology and Marine Biology (LZMB), moredata ownerdata creatordata manager

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(Partly) included in:
LargeNet database, more

Publication
Describing this dataset:
Giangrande, A. et al. (2004). Polychaete assemblages of rocky shore along the South Adriatic coast (Mediterranean Sea). Cah. Biol. Mar. 45(2): 85-95, more
Giangrande, A.; Delos, A.L.; Fraschetti, S.; Musco, L.; Licciano, M.; Terlizzi, A. (2003). Polychaete assemblages of rocky shore along the south Adriatic coast (Mediterranean Sea): patterns of spatial distribution. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 143: 1109-1116, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-05-30
Information last updated: 2008-08-28
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