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Macrobenthos of the mangroves of Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled in September 1990
Citable as data publication
Schrijvers J.; Okondo J.; Vincx M.; Zoology Institute, Marine Biology Section, University of Gent: Belgium; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute: Kenya; (2016): Macrobenthos of the mangroves of Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled in September 1990. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/162
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Description
Density of major macrofauna taxa (and families of Amphipoda, Isopoda, Polychaeta and Tanaidacea) and sediment characteristics for 12 sampling sites at Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled in September 1990. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Polk, P.; Okemwa, E. N. (1993). Dynamics and assessment of Kenyan mangrove ecosystems n° TS2-0240-C (GDF): final report (April 1993). Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 244 pp.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Granulometry, Macrobenthos, Mangroves, ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay, Ampeliscidae, Amphinomidae, Avicennia marina, Bivalvia, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Capitellidae, Ceriops tagal, Cirratulidae, Cnidaria, Corophiidae, Cumacea, Decapoda, Echiura, Eunicidae, Gastropoda, Glyceridae, Hesionidae, Insecta, Lacydoniidae, Maldanidae, Nematoda, Nephtyidae, Nereidae, Oligochaeta, Orbiniidae, Paraonidae, Paratanaidae, Phyllodocidae, Pisces, Polynoidae, Polyodontidae [Polychaeta], Rhizophora mucronata, Sipuncula, Sonneratia alba, Sphaeromatidae, Spionidae, Syllidae, Terebellidae

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
September 1990

Taxonomic coverage
Ampeliscidae Krøyer, 1842 [WoRMS]
Amphinomidae Lamarck, 1818 [WoRMS]
Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lamk. [WoRMS]
Capitellidae Grube, 1862 [WoRMS]
Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson [WoRMS]
Cirratulidae Carus, 1863 [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Corophiidae Leach, 1814 [WoRMS]
Cumacea [WoRMS]
Decapoda [WoRMS]
Echiura [WoRMS]
Eunicidae Berthold, 1827 [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Glyceridae Grube, 1850 [WoRMS]
Hesionidae Grube, 1850 [WoRMS]
Insecta [WoRMS]
Lacydoniidae Bergström, 1914 [WoRMS]
Maldanidae Malmgren, 1867 [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Nephtyidae Grube, 1850 [WoRMS]
Nereidae [auctt.] [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Orbiniidae Hartman, 1942 [WoRMS]
Paraonidae Cerruti, 1909 [WoRMS]
Paratanaidae Lang, 1949 [WoRMS]
Phyllodocidae Örsted, 1843 [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Polynoidae Kinberg, 1856 [WoRMS]
Polyodontidae Augener, 1918 [WoRMS]
Rhizophora mucronata Lamk. [WoRMS]
Sipuncula [WoRMS]
Sonneratia alba J. Smith [WoRMS]
Sphaeromatidae Latreille, 1825 [WoRMS]
Spionidae Grube, 1850 [WoRMS]
Syllidae Grube, 1850 [WoRMS]
Terebellidae Johnston, 1846 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Gravel fraction, Macrobenthos density, Mud content, Organic matter (OM), Presence/absence of biota, Sand fraction

Contributors
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre (KMFRI), moredata creator Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Polk, P.; Okemwa, E. N. (1993). Dynamics and assessment of Kenyan mangrove ecosystems n° TS2-0240-C (GDF): final report (April 1993). Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 244 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-06-29
Information last updated: 2016-06-29
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