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EDP Foz Tua: Bivalvia – Complementary Studies [2011]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Jun 27, 2018 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of freshwater bivalves (Mollusca, Bivalvia) collected in the rivers Tua, Tuela and Rabaçal, in the scope of the Complementary Studies to the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected in July and October 2011, during field visits to 31 fixed stations.The main taxa targeted during the field visits were species from the families Unionidae, Margaritiferidae, Sphaeriidae and Cyrenidae.

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 31 records. 1 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)
    31
  • Occurrence 
    248

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Reis J, Rodrigues P, Pires D, Pinheiro P, Madeira J, Múrias T (2018): EDP Foz Tua: Bivalvia – Complementary Studies [2011]. v1.2. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_bivalves_cs&v=1.2

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is EDP - Energias de Portugal. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 08516469-1a7c-42fe-800b-f864d4521f71.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation; freshwater bivalves; Bivalvia; Unio delphinus; Anodonta anatina; Margaritifera margaritifera; Potomida littoralis; Corbicula fluminea; Sphaerium corneum; Pisidium casertanum; Pisidium personatum; Pisidium subtruncatum

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Joaquim Reis
Principal investigator
BIOTA - Estudos e Divulgação em Ambiente, Lda ABC - Convento de São Miguel das Gaeiras 2510-718 Gaeiras Óbidos PT
Patrícia Rodrigues
Researcher
BIOTA - Estudos e Divulgação em Ambiente, Lda ABC - Convento de São Miguel das Gaeiras 2510-718 Gaeiras Óbidos PT
Daniel Pires
Researcher
BIOTA - Estudos e Divulgação em Ambiente, Lda ABC - Convento de São Miguel das Gaeiras 2510-718 Gaeiras Óbidos
Paulo Pinheiro
Manager
AQUALOGUS - Engenharia e Ambiente, Lda. Rua do Mar da China, Nº 1, Escritório 2.4, Parque das Nações 1990-137 Lisboa Lisboa PT
João Madeira
Manager
EDP - Energia de Portugal Av. 24 de Julho, 12, Torre Nascente, Piso 4 1249-300 Lisboa Lisboa PT
Tiago Múrias
Researcher
CIBIO-InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto Campus Agrário de Vairão 4485-661 Vila do Conde PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

João Madeira
Manager
EDP - Energia de Portugal Av. 24 Julho, 12, Torre Nascente, Piso 4 1249-300 Lisboa Lisbon PT

Who filled in the metadata:

João Madeira
Manager
EDP - Energia de Portugal Av. 24 Julho, 12, Torre Nascente, Piso 4 1249-300 Lisboa Lisbon PT

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Paulo Pinheiro
General coordination
Aqualogus Rua do Mar da China, Nº 1, Escritório 2.4, Parque das Nações Lisboa PT

Geographic Coverage

The data was collected at 30 field stations along the valleys of rivers Tua, Tuela and Rabaçal (Northeast Portugal, Europe), within the municipalities of Alijó, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Mirandela, Macedo de Cavaleiros and Valpaços.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.079, -7.619], North East [41.719, -7.114]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 class, 2 orders, 4 families and 8 species. All individuals were identified to the species level.

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Mollusca
Class  Bivalvia (Bivalves)
Order  Unionoida,  Veneroida
Family  Unionidae,  Margaritiferidae,  Cyrenidae,  Sphaeriidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-07-07 / 2011-10-27

Project Data

The dataset contains records of freshwater bivalves (Mollusca, Bivalvia) collected in the rivers Tua, Tuela and Rabaçal, which are included in the Complementary Studies to the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected in July and October 2011, during field visits to 30 fixed stations.The main taxa targeted during the field visits were species from the families Unionidae, Margaritiferidae, Sphaeriidae and Cyrenidae. A total of 2072 specimes were identified, of which 1055 Unio delphinus, 329 Corbicula fluminea, 314 Anodonta anatina, 295 Potomida litoralis, 20 Margaritifera margaritifera, 48 Pisidium nitidum, 8 P. casertanum and 3 P. subtruncatum.

Title Complementary Studies to the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam – Freshwater bivalves data (EC 48)
Identifier EDP Biodiversity Data
Funding The work was funded by EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.
Study Area Description The study was conducted in part of the sub-basin of river Tua, prior to the construction and subsequent flooding of the lower part of this river’s valley by the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam. It encompassed a total length of 112 km of river, of which 57 in river Tua, 28 in river Rabaçal, and 27 in river Tuela.
Design Description The objective of the study was to establish in detail the current distribution, extent of occurrence and abundances of the various species of freshwater bivalves in the Tua river sub-basin, in order to fill gaps of knowledge that the EIA had acknowledged but not addressed, as well as to obtain relevant data for the analysis of the impacts of AHFT.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Joaquim Reis
Author
Patrícia Rodrigues
Author
Daniel Pires
Author
Paulo Pinheiro

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to obtain complementary data: (1) a general characterization of the freshwater bivalve communities (presence/absence and Capture per Unit Effort only), using 19 field stations located every 2 km in the lenthic zone (lower Tua) and every 5 km in the lothic zone (upper Tua and lower Tuela and Rabaçal), totalizing 31 field stations, and (2) a detailed characterization aiming to quantify the abundances at community and population levels, using a restricted number of field stations (5 in river Tua, 2 in river Tuela and 1 in river Rabaçal), roughly 10 km apart. The method used to perform the general characterization of the communities was random visual search of the river bottom in each field station, using “snorkeling” in clear water of less than 1 m deep. All bivalves found were counted, identified, measured (shell length) and weighted, before being returned to the habitat. A relative count (number/hour/observer) of all bivalves present was made in each field station. The characterization of the riverbed substrate was included, by estimating the relative proportion of rock, pebble, gravel, sand and mud present), as well as a characterization of the riparian vegetation, using a simplified version of the River Habitat Survey (RHS) methodology. To sample small bivalves fully buried in the substrate (sphaeriidae: genus Pisidium, Sphaerium and Musculium; Cyrenidae: genus Corbicula; Unionidae and Margaritiferidae: juveniles only) a modified kick-sampling method was applied using a hand net of 0.5 mm mesh in suitable habitats for these specimens (fine sediments near the margins, roots, underwater vegetation, etc). The captured specimens were sorted and preserved in 96% alcohol for subsequent identification in the lab. The results (presence/absence, total numbers and relative numbers) were used to define homogeneous sectors of rivers regarding the bivalve communities, either by using objective landmarks (e.g., small dams, orographic features, confluence of two water lines), or subjectively, using the station or the medium point between stations. For detailed characterization, 10 transects of 1 m wide perpendicular to the river (independently of the river’s width) were surveyed in each station by 2-3 technicians by scuba diving. All animals found were identified, counted and processed as above. These data were used to estimate the densities present in each station (expressed as number of bivalves/100 meters of river, by multiplying the number of captures for all transects combined by 10). The number of individual per sector of river (as defined above) was found by multiplying the average value of abundance per 100 m of river from the various stations of a given sector by the coefficient corresponding to the length of that sector (for example, for a sector of 10 km multiplied by the factor 100).

Study Extent The study was carried out in 31 fixed stations covering the whole length of river Tua (19 stations) and the lower valleys of rivers Tuela (6 stations) and Rabaçal (6 stations). Sampling took place between 5-14 July and 25-27 October 2011.
Quality Control All individuals was identified by experienced researchers with a deep knowledge of the Iberian freshwater mussels

Method step description:

  1. To be completed

Additional Metadata

Purpose This dataset is part of a broader initiative whereby the company EDP - Energias de Portugal S.A. will made available biodiversity data collected during impact assessment and biological monitoring studies.
Maintenance Description This resource will be regularly checked for accuracy.
Alternative Identifiers 08516469-1a7c-42fe-800b-f864d4521f71
http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_bivalves_cs