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SNU-FF Macrobenthos (1999)
Sezgin, M. 1999. Macrobenthos data from 1999. Sinop University Fisheries Faculty (SNU-FF).
Contact: Sezgin, Murat

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The macrozoobenthos of the Southern Black Sea coast (Turkey) was quantitatively investigated during May-July 1999. more

The macrozoobenthos of the Southern Black Sea coast (Turkey) was quantitatively investigated during May-July 1999. Samples taken at 39 stations (13-79 m depth range) provided the basis for the analysis of the distribution of 130 species and 6335 individuals of benthic invertebrates, as well as of their abundance and biomass. Most common species in the studied soft bottoms were, by numbers of individuals, Melinna palmata, Lentidium mediterraneum, Lucinella divaricata and Chamelea gallina. The polychaets Micronephths cf. maryae, Aricidea fragilis mediterranea, and Chone filicaudata for the entire Black Sea coast and Eumida sanguinea, Mysta picta, and Prionospio (Prionospio) steenstrupi represent new records for the Turkish Black Sea coast.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine, Biodiversity, Zoobenthos, MED, Black Sea, Actiniaria, Crustacea, Echinodermata, Molluscs, Nematoda, Nemertea, Phoronida, Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
MED, Black Sea Stations [Marine Regions]
Turkish Black Sea Coast
Coordinates: MinLong: 38,1173; MinLat: 40,9495 - MaxLong: 41,431; MaxLat: 41,4353 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
30 May 1999 - 9 June 1999

Taxonomic coverage
Actiniaria [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Nemertea [WoRMS]
Phoronida [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]


Sinop University; Fisheries Faculty, moredata owner

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MedOBIS: Mediterranean Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Based on this dataset:
Kirkim, F.; Sezgin, M.; Katagan, T.; Bat, L.; Aydemir, E. (2006). Some benthic soft-bottom crustaceans along the Anatolian coast of the Black Sea. Crustaceana 79(11): 1323-1332, more
Sezgin, M. et al. (2010). Sublittoral soft-bottom zoobenthic communities and diversity of southern coast of the Black Sea (Turkey) Rapp. Comm. Int. Mer Médit. 39: 662, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-05-29
Information last updated: 2012-07-10
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