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Studies of Beaks and Parasites of Antarctic Cephalopods
Lu C (2008). Studies of Beaks and Parasites of Antarctic Cephalopods (ASAC_11)

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Metadata record for data expected ASAC Project 11 on Beaks and Parasites of Antarctic Cephalopods. more

See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstract of the referenced paper: The Australian Antarctic Division carried out an extensive sampling program for pelagic and benthic fauna in Prydz Bay, Antarctica (Indian Ocean sector) in January to March 1991. A total of 341 cephalopod specimens comprising 256 squids and 85 octopods were captured for study. This preliminary report presents capture records of eight species of squids: Brachioteuthis sp., Kondakovia longimena, Bathyteuthis abyssicola, Mastigoteuthis psychophila, Psychroteuthis glacialis, Alluroteuthis antarcticus, Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni and Galiteuthis glacialis. The Octopods captured are Megalehedone senei and several species of Pareledone. Psychoteuthis glacialis is reported to congregate on the bottom near the shelf edge at the depth of 400-600 metres. No distinctive pattern in diel vertical movement was found for any of the species captured. Evidence suggests the existence of ontogenetic descent in Galiteuthis glacialis. Cephalopod catches from the extensive sampling program for fishes and zooplankton were studied. For the pelagic fauna, half-hour duration IYGPT hauls were taken at three depths at 63 stations evenly distributed over Prydz Bay area. The three depths fished by the IYGPT at each station were near the surface, near the bottom or 800 m whichever was less, and the midpoint between those two depths. The 63 stations coincided with most of the stations used in the zooplankton sampling program which employed an RMT 1 + 8 net and sampled from 0-200 metres. Additionally 21 benthic samples were taken using bottom trawl, fished for half hour duration on the shelf of Prydz Bay.

Biology > Invertebrates
Marine, Cephalopods, Parasites, PSE, Antarctica, MacRobertson Land:, Prydz Bay

Geographical coverage
PSE, Antarctica, MacRobertson Land:, Prydz Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 January 1991 - 31 March 1991

Presence of biota

National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, moredata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2008-12-16
Information last updated: 2008-12-16
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