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Molluscs from South Italy
Citation
Terlizzi A. (2005). Molluscs from South Italy. University of Salento, Department of Biological and Environmental Science and Technologies, Laboratory of Zoology and Marine Biology (LZBM), Italy.

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Notes: Not freely available

Description
This study adopts a structured experimental design coupled with a detailed taxonomic resolution to outline relevant structural patterns of soft-bottom macrofauna assemblages in relation to the presence of offshore gas platforms in Italy more

Data came from a broader analysis on the effects of offshore gas production on the benthic macrofauna assemblages far from Crotone (Ionian Sea, Italy, data unpublished). Data were collected in June 2005. There were two gas platforms for each of the two bathymetric ranges (30-40m and 70-90m). Sampling locations were established at increasing distances from the four platforms (300 m, 1000 m, 3000 m). For each of the three distances, five sites were randomly selected and, at each site, samples were taken in three replicates with a 0.1 m2 van Veen grab. Samples were sieved through a 0.5 mm mesh, preserved in 5% buffered formalin, and stained with 1% Rose Bengal for later sorting and identification. For molluscs, the final dataset consisted of 219 species on a total of 8694 individuals.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Benthos, Macrobenthos, MED, Ionian Sea, Molluscs

Geographical coverage
MED, Ionian Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
June 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Mollusca [WoRMS]

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:
Terlizzi, A.; Bevilacqua, S.; Scuderi, D.; Fiorentino, D.; Guarnieri, G.; Giangrande, A.; Licciano, M.; Felline, S.; Fraschetti, S. (2008). Effects of offshore platforms on soft-bottom macro-benthic assemblages: A case study in a Mediterranean gas field. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 7: 1303-1309. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.04.024, 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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