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Benthic macrofauna of the Ericeira coast (central Portugal) collected in May 2001

Latest version published by IPMA - Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera on Aug 9, 2018 IPMA - Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera

The dataset provides a quantitative list of the macrozoobenthic taxa collected in the infra and circalittoral sandy bottom off Ericeira (central Portugal) in May 2001. The fauna was identified to species or family level. The aim was to characterize the macrozoobenthic composition of sandy sediments potentially suitable for beach nourishment, in order to assess the environmental impact of the dredging operations on the benthic communities

The increasing erosion along the Portuguese coast led to the definition of priority areas for beach nourishment. In order to assess the impact of the dredging operations on the benthic communities off Ericeira (a potential area for sand extraction) IPMA was appointed by the National Institute of Water (INAG) to carry out a sampling survey in the infralittoral and upper circalittoral zones (10 to 50 m depth) in May 2001. The sampling gear was a 0,1 m2 Smith-McIntyre grab. Sampling was performed by bathymetry level (10, 20, 40 and 50 m) along three transects perpendicular to the coast (distance between each 2 transects: 1/4 NM). Two grab samples for abiotic and biotic characterisation respectively were collected in each of the 15 sampling sites. The macrozoobenthos was identified to species or family level and quantified. Addionally, sediment grain size distribution and organic matter content were determined.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 19 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    19
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    813
  • Occurrence 
    256

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Tuaty-Guerra M, Gaudêncio M, Marraccini A (2018): Benthic macrofauna of the Ericeira coast (central Portugal) collected in May 2001. v1.10. IPMA - Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=benthic-ericeira-2001&v=1.10

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is IPMA - Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Marine; ANE; Portugal; Amphipoda; Bivalvia; Cumacea; Isopoda; Polychaeta

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Miriam Tuaty-Guerra
Researcher
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, I. P. (IPMA) Rua Alfredo Magalhães Ramalho 6 1449-006 Lisbon PT
Maria-Josê Gaudêncio
Alessandro Marraccini
Research Fellow
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, I. P. (IPMA) Rua Alfredo Magalhães Ramalho 6 1449-006 Lisbon PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Miriam Tuaty-Guerra
Researcher
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, I. P. (IPMA) Rua Alfredo Magalhães Ramalho 6 1449-006 Lisbon PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Miriam Tuaty-Guerra
Researcher
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, I. P. (IPMA) Rua Alfredo Magalhães Ramalho 6 1449-006 Lisbon PT

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Alessandro Marraccini

Geographic Coverage

ANE, Portugal

Bounding Coordinates South West [38.904, -9.473], North East [38.968, -9.418]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Annelida,  Arthropoda,  Echinodermata,  Mollusca,  Nematoda,  Nemertea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2001-05-22

Sampling Methods

The sampling gear was a 0,1 m2 Smith-McIntyre grab.

Study Extent Sampling was performed by bathymetry level (10, 20, 40 and 50 m) along three transects perpendicular to the coast (distance between each 2 transects: 1/4 NM). The macrozoobenthos was identified to species or family level and quantified. Addionally, sediment grain size distribution and organic matter content were determined.

Method step description:

  1. Two grab samples for abiotic and biotic characterisation respectively were collected in each of the 15 sampling sites.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=benthic-ericeira-2001