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East Weddell Sea echinoids from the JR275 expedition
Citation
Saucède T, Griffiths H, Moreau C, Jackson JA, Sands C, Downey R, Reed A, Mackenzie M, Geissler P, Linse K (2015) East Weddell Sea echinoids from the JR275 expedition. ZooKeys 504: 1–10. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.504.8860

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Description
Information regarding the echinoids in this dataset is based on the Agassiz Trawl (AGT) and epibenthic sledge (EBS) samples collected during the British Antarctic Survey cruise JR275 on the RRS James Clark Ross in the austral summer 2012. A total of 56 (1 at the South Orkneys and 55 in the Eastern Weddell Sea) Agassiz Trawl and 18 (2 at the South Orkneys and 16 in the Eastern Weddell Sea) epibenthic sledge deployments were performed at depths ranging from ~280 to ~2060 m. This presents a unique collection for the Antarctic benthic biodiversity assessment of an important group of benthic invertebrates. more

In total 487 specimens belonging to six families, 15 genera, and 22 morphospecies were collected. The species richness per station varied between one and six. Total species richness represents 27% of the 82 echinoid species ever recorded in the Southern Ocean (David et al. 2005b, Pierrat et al. 2012, Saucède et al. 2014). The Cidaridae (sub-family Ctenocidarinae) and Schizasteridae are the two most speciose families in the dataset. They comprise seven and nine species respectively. This is illustrative of the overall pattern of echinoid diversity in the Southern Ocean where 65% of Antarctic species belong to the families Schizasteridae and Cidaridae (Pierrat et al. 2012).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, PSW, Weddell Sea, Echinoidea

Geographical coverage
PSW, Weddell Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
12 February 2012 - 4 March 2012

Taxonomic coverage
Echinoidea [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Natural Environment Research Council; British Antarctic Survey (BAS), moredata creator Université de Bourgogne; Biogéosciences, moredata creator

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Published in:
AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-08-24
Information last updated: 2015-08-24
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