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Macrozoobenthos of marine waters in mainland Portugal collected in March and September 2010

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

A macrozoobenthos species list is provided, based on datasets originated from infra and circalittoral soft sediment 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.

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.

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 175 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)
    175
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    2586
  • Occurrence 
    1156

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

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

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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.

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Keywords

Marine; ANE; Portugal; Amphipoda; Bivalvia; Cumacea; Decapoda; Ophiuroidea; 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 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 Lisbon PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

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

Geographic Coverage

ANE, Portugal

Bounding Coordinates South West [36.862, -9.668], North East [41.886, -7.66]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

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

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-03-15 / 2010-09-27

Project Data

The resource was prduced under the programme EEMA (Ecological State of Water Masses) was developed in estuaries and coastal waters of mainland Portugal in the framework of the Waterframe Directive.

Title Ecological State of Water Masses

The personnel involved in the project:

Miriam Tuaty-Guerra

Sampling Methods

The samples were collected in triplicate in georeferenced sites with a 0.1 m2 Smith-McIntyre grab, in March and September 2010.

Study Extent The sampling was carried out in coastal and transitional waters of mainland Portugal, from North to South, in spring and autumn 2010.

Method step description:

  1. Taxa identification was carried out using microscopes and appropriate literature, depending on the taxonomic groups. Usually the organisms were identified to species level. Countings per sample were performed for each species, as well as blotted wet weight.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=macrozoobenthos-portugal-2010