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Eastern Mediterranean Syllidae from three locations in Crete and Israel
Faulwetter S, Chatzigeorgiou G, Galil BS, Arvanitidis C. (2011). Eastern Mediterranean Syllidae from three locations in Crete and Israel. https://marineinfo.org/id/dataset/4620

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This is a combined dataset on Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) originated from two projects: NaGISA (Natural Geography in Shore Areas, a long term monitoring project following a global protocol) and a study on the Benthos of Haifa Bay. more

Specimens from Israel were collected on 31.5.2009 and 11.10.2009 in Haifa Bay, (Israel, Eastern Mediterranean Sea) from soft sediments of mixed grain sizes in shallow waters. Sediment samples were taken with a Van-Veen grab (KAHLSICO, model WA265/SS214) 32x35cm, volume 20 l, penetration 20 cm. The sediment was preserved in buffered formalin 10% for 3-7 days, then sieved through a 250 µm mesh sieve and subsequently stored in 70% ethanol. Specimens from Crete were collected in September 2007 and June 2008 from two sites in northern Crete characterized by a continuous hard bottom habitat with dense algal coverage and a moderate wave exposure. At each site, two vertical transects with sampling depths at 1 m, 5 m, 10 m, 15 m and 20 m were defined and five replicates were taken from each transect and depth. Samples were collected by means of SCUBA diving according to the NaGISA protocol (Iken and Konar 2003). A plexiglas frame (25 x 25 cm) with a net of 0.5 mm mesh size attached to its top opening was placed onto the rock and the surface within the frame was scraped off. The sample was collected by a manually operated suction device, supplied by air from an extra scuba tank. Large particles (>2 cm) were collected manually after suction. The samples were subsequently washed through a 0.5 mm mesh sieve, fixed and preserved in 99% ethanol. Specimens were examined under an Olympus SZx12 stereomicroscope and an Olympus BX50 microscope and identified by employing the most recent literature on Syllidae (e.g. Nygren 2004, San Martín 2003, 2005, San Martín and Hutchings 2006). The syllid records from the NaGISA project are also contained in the full dataset "Polychaetes from two subtidal rocky shores of the North coast of Crete, collected for the NaGISA project 2007-2008."

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Data, diver, Marine Genomics, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Greece, Crete, MED, Israel, Atlit, Syllidae Grube, 1850

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 24,9875; MinLat: 32,8752 - MaxLong: 35,0707; MaxLat: 35,4158 [WGS84]
MED, Greece, Crete [Marine Regions]
MED, Israel, Atlit [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
20 September 2007 - 11 October 2009

Taxonomic coverage
Syllidae Grube, 1850 [WoRMS]

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), moredata creatordata manager
Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd. (IOLR), moredata creator

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MedOBIS: Mediterranean Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
Source dataset:
Polychaetes from two subtidal rocky shores of the North coast of Crete, collected for the NaGISA project 2007-2008, more

Based on this dataset
Chatzigeorgiou, G. et al. (2012). Can coastal biodiversity measured in four Mediterranean sites be representative of the region? A test for the robustness of the NaGISA protocol by using the hard substrate syllid (Annelida, Polychaeta) taxo-communities as a surrogate. Hydrobiologia 691(1): 147-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-012-1065-5, more
Faulwetter, S. et al. (2011). An account of the taxonomy and distribution of Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaetes) in the eastern Mediterranean, with notes on the genus Prosphaerosyllis San Martín, 1984 in the Mediterranean. ZooKeys 150(150): 281-326. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.150.2146, more
Faulwetter, S. et al. (2011). Sphaerosyllis levantina sp. n. (Annelida) from the eastern Mediterranean, with notes on character variation in Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparède, 1863. ZooKeys 150(150): 327-345. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.150.1877, more
Used in this dataset
Olivier, F. et al. (2012). Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta: Phyllodocida) from the Chausey Archipelago (English Channel, France), with a description of two new species of the Exogoninae Prosphaerosyllis. Mar. Biodiv. 42(1): 55-63. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12526-011-0092-1, more
San Martín, G. (2003). Annelida Polychaeta II. Syllidae. Fauna Iberica, 21. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales: Madrid. ISBN 84-00-08178-1. 554 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2014-08-06
Information last updated: 2022-08-16
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