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Macrozoobenthos of marine waters in mainland Portugal collected in March and September 2010
Citation
Tuaty-Guerra, M.; Gaudêncio, M.J. (2017). Macrozoobenthos collected in marine waters off mainland Portugal in March and September 2010

Access data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Description
A macrozoobenthos species list is provided, based on datasets originated from infra and circalittoral samples (4 to 120 m depth) collected in the marine waters from north to south of mainland Portugal. Species composition, density and wet weight biomass are provided. The data were collected in the framework of the of the EEMA Programme, whose aim was the Ecological Assessment of Water Masses in mainland Portugal. more

The dataset provides a species list originated from samples collected in marine waters of mainland Portugal, from north to south, encompassing the infra and circalittoral sedimentary bottom, from 4 to 120 m depth. The samples were collected in triplicate in georeferenced sites with a 0.1 m2 Smith-McIntyre grab, in March and September 2010. In the laboratory, the macrofauna was identified to species level. Species density and wet weight biomass are provided. Sediment grain size distribution and organic matter content were also determined per sampling site. This work was carried out in the framework of the EEMA Programme for the assessement of the Ecological State of Marine Waters in mainland Portugal.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, ANE, Portugal, Amphipoda, Bivalvia, Cumacea, Decapoda, Ophiuroidea, Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
ANE, Portugal [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
March 2010 - September 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Cumacea [WoRMS]
Decapoda [WoRMS]
Ophiuroidea [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA), moredata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-08-02
Information last updated: 2018-01-29
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