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Observations of three Idotea species (I. balthica, I. chelipes and I. granulosa) in Northern Europe, including the Baltic Sea - data derived from museum collections
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Leidenberger, S. (2014). Observations of three Idotea species (I. balthica, I. chelipes and I. granulosa) in Northern Europe, including the Baltic Sea - data derived from museum collections. https://doi.org/10.14284/7

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Description
Observation data of occurrence of three Idotea species collected from museum collections in Northern Europe. more

Marine isopods of the genus Idotea Fabricius 1798 are common meso-grazers of the benthos. Approximately 30 different species exist worldwide, including eight species in Europe. Only three species, namely Idotea balthica (Pallas, 1772), I. chelipes (Pallas, 1766) and I. granulosa Rathke, 1843, were able to colonize the brackish environment of the Baltic Sea. To understand the ecology and distribution patterns of these key species under on-going environmental changes, occurrence data were collected from museum collections and own sampling.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, A, North Atlantic, ANE, Baltic, Idotea Fabricius, 1798

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1846 - 1985

Taxonomic coverage
Idotea Fabricius, 1798 [WoRMS]

Contributors
University of Gothenburg; Faculty of Science; Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Observations of three Idotea species (I. balthica, I. chelipes and I. granulosa) in Northern Europe, including the Baltic Sea, more
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Leidenberger, S. et al. (2015). Mapping present and future potential distribution patterns for a meso-grazer guild in the Baltic Sea. J. Biogeogr. 42(2): 241–254. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/jbi.12395, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Museum collection
Metadatarecord created: 2014-07-07
Information last updated: 2015-04-07
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