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The Fishery Grounds near Alexandria.VII.Decapoda.By Heinrich Balss.(1936).Notes and memoirs No. 15
Legaki Aglaia, Tsikopoulou Irini and Nikolopoulou Stamatina (2016). Digitization of "Balss, H., 1936. Decapoda. The Fishery grounds near Alexandria. VII. Notes and Memoirs of the Fisheries Research Directory of Egypt 15: 1-67".

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This is a historical dataset that was published in 1936 by H. Balss and concerns of the faunistic report on the Decapoda collected during the floristical and faunistical survey of Adolf Steuer on the coasts near Alexandria mainly with the vessel “El Hoot”. more

This dataset covers the time span of 3/9/1933 to 18/11/1933 and contains occurence data of Decapoda in the coasts of Alexandria, Egypt. It also informations about individual counts, sex, lifestage and carapace length. The digitization of this dataset was done by LifewatchGreece team.

Decapoda were found in about 150 sampling stations in the coasts of Alexandria, Egypt.

This dataset is only a part from a large faunistical expedition ( that took place in the coasts near Alexandria. The samples were collected by A. Steuer. For bottom samples almost exclusively a dredge with 20x70 cm opening was used. A single catch was made in a depth of 20 m with a large otter trawl in the eastern part of the Bay of Abukir. In general, the motor-launch of the Marine Laboratory "El Hoot" was used for dredging and a rowing boat in shallow water. All excursions were one-day trips. After the expedition, taxonomic identification of the samples was done by specialists. The results of this expedition were published in separate for each taxonomic group volumes. Thus, sampling methods were described in a preliminary report by A. Steuer. Decapod and Scizopod species were identified by H. Balss and Zimmer C. respectively.

Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Data, Historical records, man-powered small boat, Marine Genomics, self-propelled boat, surface vessel, MED, Egypt, Arab Rep., Alexandria, Decapoda

Geographical coverage
MED, Egypt, Arab Rep., Alexandria [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
3 September 1933 - 18 November 1933

Taxonomic coverage
Decapoda [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), moredata creator
University of Crete, moredata creator

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-12-22
Information last updated: 2022-08-16
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