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Expansion of Caulerpa prolifera, C. taxifolia, C. racemosa in the Spanish Mediterranian: clonal dynamic, production and production destination [Expansión de Caulerpa prolifera, C. taxifolia, C. racemosa en el Mediterráneo español: dinámica clonal, producción y destino de la producción]

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Dataset results from a study which evaluated the effect of the colonisation of invasive macroalgae (Caulerpa spp) on the fauna that thrives on the seagrass Posidonia oceanica . more

Nacional Plan Project I+D+i. REN2002-00701/MAR 2002-2004 During three years (2003-2005) samples were taken in two sites in Mallorca. The first location, Cala d’Or, is characterized by the presence of Caulerpa prolifera and C. taxifolia. The second site, located in Portals Vells, is were samples of C. racemosa var. Caulerpales were collected. The sampled substrate were the rhizomes of Posidonia oceanica colonized by caulerpal macroalgae. Sampling method: Samples were taken in Posidonia oceanica meadows colonized by Caulerpa racemosa, C. taxifolia and C. prolifera every two months for two years. Depth was 6-8m. Macrofauna samples were collected with 20x20cm quadrants inserted 5cm into the sediment and providing a sampled surface of 400cm². Specimens more than 500µ were discarded.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Phytoplankton, Biology > Plants
Marine, Exotics, Macrofauna, Seagrass posidonia oceanica, Spain, Palma de Mallorca, Annelida, Echinodermata, Malacostraca, Mollusca

Geographical coverage
Spain, Palma de Mallorca Stations [Marine Regions]
Cala d’Or and Portals vells
Coordinates: MinLong: 2,5296; MinLat: 39,3472 - MaxLong: 3,2574; MaxLat: 39,5587 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
2003 - 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Malacostraca [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]


Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía; Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares (IEO), moredata ownerdata creator

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Based on this dataset
Box, A.; Martín, D.; Deudero, S. (2010). Changes in seagrass polychaete assemblages after invasion by Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea (Chlorophyta: Caulerpales): community structure, trophic guilds and taxonomic distinctness. Sci. Mar. (Barc.) 74(2): 317-329., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-04-17
Information last updated: 2013-05-31
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