|State of macrobenthos within Modiolus phaseolinus biocoenosis from Romanian Black Sea continental shelf|
Begun, T.; Teaca, A.; Gomoiu, M.-T. (2010). State of macrobenthos within Modiolus phaseolinus biocoenosis from Romanian Black Sea continental shelf. Geo-Eco-Marina 16: 5-18
In: Geo-Eco-Marina. Institutul National de Cercetare. Dezvoltare pentru Geologie si Geoecologie Marina: Bucuresti. ISSN 2248-2776, more
Abundance; Biocoenosis; Biodiversity; Macrobenthos; Modiolus (Modiolus) Lamarck, 1799 [WoRMS]; Marine
Circalittoral; Offshore site
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- Begun, T.
- Teaca, A.
- Gomoiu, M.-T.
This study is based on data concerning the macrobenthos fauna from Modiolus phaseolinus biocoenosis, obtained in 2006 - 2007 from 56 stations distributed on the North-Western continental shelf of the Black Sea. A total of 95 taxa belonging to 19 phyla were found. The average density of macrobenthic community was about 5249.11 indv.m-2 while their average biomass was 257.76 g.m-2. At all stations, the Polychaeta contributed most to the multi-species biocoenosis structure. All results point to a slight recovery of the Modiolus phaseolinus biocoenosis. When compared to long-term studies on macrobenthos, it is evident that the results represent only a momentary state in the succession of the open-sea communities, which have been affected by past changes, and will be subject to future changes in accordance with the variable environment, affected by climate.
- Macrobenthos data from the Romanian part of the Black Sea between 2003 and 2011, more