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Benthic fauna of the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park (SW Portugal) collected in August 2011
Citation
Tuaty-Guerra, M.; Gaudêncio, M.J. (2017). Benthic fauna of the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park (SW Portugal) collected in August 2011

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 upper circalittoral samples (10 to 53 m depth) collected in the soft sediment bottom off Sines within the marine area of the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park (SW Portugal). Species composition and abundance per sampling station are provided. more

The dataset provides a species list originated from infra and upper circalittoral samples (10 to 53 m depth) collected in the soft sediment bottom off Sines within the marine area of the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park (SW Portugal), during one dedicated sampling survey in August 2011. Triplicate sediment samples were collected at each georeferenced sampling site with a Smith-McIntyre grab with a sampling area of 0.1 m2. In the laboratory the samples were analysed for species composition and abundance, and sediment grain size as well as organic matter content were determined for each sampling site. The work was carried out in the framework of the MeshAtlantic Project (Atlantic Area Trans-national Programme), aiming at classifying and mapping the benthic habitats and associated communities of the study area using the EUNIS system.

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

Geographical coverage
ANE, Portugal [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
August 2011

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

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

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

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Monteiro, P. et al. (2013). Atlantic Area Eunis Habitats: Adding new habitat types from European Atlantic coast to the EUNIS Habitat Classification. MeshAtlantic Technical Report, 3/2013. MeshAtlantic, CCMAR-Universidade do Algarve: Faro. 72 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-08-02
Information last updated: 2018-01-05
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