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Ross Sea mollusca from Italica 2004
Ross Sea Mollusca form the Latitudinal Gradient Program: Italica 2004 Rauschert dredge samples

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Information regarding the molluscs in this dataset is based on the Rauschert dredge samples collected during the Latitudinal Gradient Program (LGP) on board the R/V “Italica” in the Ross Sea (Antarctica) in the austral summer 2004. This data set represent the first large-scale survey of benthic micromolluscs for the area and provides important information about the distribution of several species which have been seldom or never recorded before in the Ross Sea. more

A total of 18 epibenthic dredge deployments/samplings have been performed at four diffrent locations at depths ranging from 84 to 515m by using a ""Rauschert"" dredge with a mesh size of 500μm. In total 8,359 specimens have been collected belonging to 161 species and corresponding to 505 species distributional records. Of these, in order of abundance, 5,965 specimens were Gastropoda (accounting for 113 species), 1,323 were Bivalvia (accounting for 36 species), 949 were Aplacophora (accounting for 7 species), 74 specimens were Scaphopoda (3 species), 38 were Monoplacophora (1 species) and, finally, 10 specimens were Polyplacophora (1 species).
All vouchers are permanently stored at the Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA), Section of Genoa, enabling future comparison and crosschecking. This material is also currently under study, from a molecular point of view, by the barcoding project ""BAMBi"" (PNRA 2010/A1.10).

Biology > Invertebrates
Marine, PS, Ross Sea, PSE, Antarctica, Victoria Land, Mollusca

Geographical coverage
PS, Ross Sea [Marine Regions]
PSE, Antarctica, Victoria Land

Temporal coverage
9 February 2004 - 21 February 2004

Taxonomic coverage
Mollusca [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

University of Genova; Facoltà di Scienze Matematiche Fisiche e Naturali; Department of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences (DISTAV), more

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AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-23
Information last updated: 2015-03-23
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