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Benthic communities of the inner Argolikos Bay
Makra, A.; Nicolaidou, A. (2000). Benthic communities of the inner Argolikos Bay. Belg. J. Zool. 130(Suppl.): 63-69
In: Belgian Journal of Zoology. Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde = Société royale zoologique de Belgique: Gent. ISSN 0777-6276, more
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  • Makra, A.; Nicolaidou, A. (2000). Benthic communities of the inner Argolikos Bay, in: Chintiroglou, C.C. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and adjacent regions, Kavala, Greece, 17-21 may 1999 [CD-ROM]. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 130(Suppl.): pp. 63-69, more

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  • Makra, A.
  • Nicolaidou, A.

Abstract
    Benthic assemblages of the inner Argolikos Bay were investigated as an indication of the quality of the marine environment of the area. Samples were taken with a Ponar grab at 5 and 10 m. The assemblages found corresponded to two communities of the infralittoral (SVMC and SFBC) and one of the circalittoral (VTC). Communities of the two zones were clearly separated. The variety of substrata offered by the presence of plants is the most probable cause for the higher diversity found in the shallower stations. Although diversity is relatively high, the abundance of Capitella capitata and Levinsenia gracilis indicates that the shallow stations are moderately disturbed, probably due to organic loading.

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