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Infralittoral macrobenthos of the Patras Gulf and Ionian Sea. 2. Echinodermata
Pancucci, M.A.; Zenetos, A. (1989). Infralittoral macrobenthos of the Patras Gulf and Ionian Sea. 2. Echinodermata. Cah. Biol. Mar. 30(2): 217-226
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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  • Pancucci, M.A.
  • Zenetos, A.

    Dredging in the infralittoral zone carried out in the summers of 1981 and 1982, revealed 37 echinoderm species, while 22 more species are known from previous studies in the same areas. The prevalent species in the study area as a whole are discussed. The biogeographical distribution of all species is given. There appear to be 3 distributional categories: a) an indigenous Mediterranean component (24.3%), b) an Atlantic-Mediterranean component (64.8%) and c) an Atlantic-cosmopolitan component (10.8%). Regarding the geographical distribution of all species recorded, special attention must be given to: Astropecten platyacanthus, first record for the Greek waters, Leptosynapta galliennei, a boreal-atlantic species that has only been recorded in the Adriatic sea so far, and Amphiura lacazei, recorded here for the first time after its description by Guille (1976) in the coast of Spain.

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