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Marine invertebrate fauna of the Chausey archipelago: an annotated checklist of historical data from 1828 to 2008
Godet, L.; Le Mao, P.; Grant, C.; Olivier, F. (2010). Marine invertebrate fauna of the Chausey archipelago: an annotated checklist of historical data from 1828 to 2008. Cah. Biol. Mar. 51(2): 145-165
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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Keywords
    Check lists; Data; Historical; Marine invertebrates; ANE, France, Breton Gulf [Marine Regions]; ANE, France, Normandie; Marine
Author keywords
    Chausey; Marine invertebrates; Inventory; Historical data

Authors  Top 
  • Godet, L.
  • Le Mao, P.
  • Grant, C.
  • Olivier, F.

Abstract
    The first updated list of the marine invertebrate fauna of the Chausey archipelago (Normand-Breton Gulf, France) is presented. All publications regarding the natural history of the area, as well as the existing collections of marine invertebrates from 1828 to 2008 were examined. A total of 769 species (including 245 Arthropoda, 197 Mollusca, 146 Polychaeta), have been recorded in this area covering 5000 ha. This species richness is largely the result of the complexity of benthic habitatsof the archipelago and its long history of field work, dating back to the 19(th) Century. The historical data set of this region presents an opportunity to assess long-term changes in nearshore communities and to design conservation sites based on their scientific value.

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