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Systematic list of the epibiotic taxa associated with scallop shells from the Digby area of the Bay of Fundy
Citation
Magee, S., Kenchington, E., Davis, D.S., Butler, M., (2016) Systematic list of the epibiotic taxa associated with scallop shells from the Digby area of the Bay of Fundy. Version 1 In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Published by OBIS, Digital http://www.iobis.org/. Accessed on –INSERT DATE
Contact: Kennedy, Mary

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Scallop shells are often colonized by a variety of epibionts to both deleterious and advantageous effect. In June 1998, samples were collected during the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) scallop stock survey of scallop production areas SPA4 and SPA1 in the Bay of Fundy. Scallops (Placopecten magellanicus Gmelin, 1791) with epibiotic growth were sampled at stations selected to represent each of four bottom types (rock, gravel, shell hash, sand). All organisms attached to the shell or other organisms within the epifaunal community were identified and quantified where possible. more

This resource contains only the presence/absence of epibionts associated with this study (Magee et al, 2000). The information associated with this study was standardized and republished as part of the Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee (ACZISC) Atlantic Ecosystem Initiative (AEI) funded project “Atlantic Canada’s Biological Data for Ecosystem Planning and Decision-making” and OBIS Canada.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, ANW, Canada, Fundy Bay, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Porifera, Rhodophyta, Sipuncula

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, Fundy Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1998

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Rhodophyta [WoRMS]
Sipuncula [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Ecology Action Centre, moredata creator Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-23
Information last updated: 2016-05-23
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