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Bionomy of macrobenthic molluscs in Evros Delta (North Aegean Sea)
Kevrekidis, T.; Gouvis, N.; Koukouras, A. (1996). Bionomy of macrobenthic molluscs in Evros Delta (North Aegean Sea). Int. Rev. gesamten Hydrobiol. 81(3): 455-468. hdl.handle.net/10.1002/iroh.19960810314
In: Internationale Revue der gesamten Hydrobiologie. Wiley-VCH: Berlin. ISSN 0020-9309, more
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  • Kevrekidis, T.
  • Gouvis, N.
  • Koukouras, A.

Abstract
    The composition and distribution of the macrobenthic molluscs in Evros Delta (North Aegean Sea) were investigated by quantitative sampling. The molluscan distribution shows a zonation mainly related to the degree of “confinement”. Based on similarity in distribution among stations, 2 groups of species were distinguished. One group includes marine species (Tellina tenuis, Bittium reticulatum) found only in coastal stations and the second group is typical of estuarine species (Hydrobia acuta, Abra ovata and Cerastoderma glaucum) distributed in almost all stations. Spatial fluctuations of the 3 estuarine species reflect their preferences in the various parameters (“confinement”, salinity, grain size and organic matter of sediment). The most isolated stations support the highest values of total mollusc abundance and biomass.

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  • Bionomy of macrobenthic amphipods, molluscs and polychaetes in the Evros Delta, September 1981, more

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