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Amphipod distribution data from the North Atlantic and Artic waters compiled from literature records published in 1931-2018
Kürzel, Kaiser, Brix, Colemann, Tandberg, Oldeland, Lörz (2022): Amphipod distribution data from the North Atlantic and Artic waters compiled from literature records published in 1931-2018.
Contact: Kürzel, Karlotta ;

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This dataset contains Amphipod distribution records and is based on literature from the years 1931 to 2018. The data were collected during a variety of cruises and sampling events while the majority was obtained during the Danish Ingolf expedition. Sampling events took place in the North Atlantic and Arctic waters which included the Artic Ocean, Barents Sea, Kara Sea, Labrador Sea, Buffin Bay and Greenland Sea. Amphipods were predominantly collected using dredges, epibenthic sledges and remotely operated vehicles but scuba divers and vehicle-free baited traps were also used. This way, over 1566 Amphipod samples were collected in total which include 45 families, 117 genera and 164 species.

Biology > Invertebrates
ANW, Labrador Sea, Barents Sea, EMODnet-Biology reporting area: Artic, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Greenland Sea, Kara Sea, Amphipoda

Geographical coverage
ANW, Labrador Sea [Marine Regions]
Barents Sea [Marine Regions]
EMODnet-Biology reporting area: Artic [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -164,7167; MinLat: -71,3167 - MaxLong: 147,375; MaxLat: 81,7217 [WGS84]
Greenland Sea [Marine Regions]
Kara Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 January 1884 - 31 December 2011

Taxonomic coverage
Amphipoda [WoRMS]

Count (in assayed sample) of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Description of lithology of sediment by visual estimation [BODC]
Length of sampling track [BODC]
Metadata: Sediment type
Salinity of the water body [BODC]
Temperature of the water body [BODC]

Senckenberg am Meer, moredata provider
Senckenberg am Meer; German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB), moredata creator
Integrated Environmental Solutions (INES), moredata creator
Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity; Museum für Naturkunde, moredata creator
University of Bergen; Bergen Museum, moredata creator
University of Hamburg (UNI HH), moredata creator

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Used in this dataset
Tandberg, A.H.S.; Vader, W. (2018). On a new species of Amphilochus from deep and cold Atlantic waters, with a note on the genus Amphilochopsis (Amphipoda, Gammaridea, Amphilochidae). ZooKeys 731: 103-134., more
Tandberg, A.H.S. et al. (2013). A new species of Exitomelita (Amphipoda: Melitidae) from a deep-water wood fall in the northern Norwegian Sea. J. Nat. Hist. 47(25-28): 1875-1889., more
Tandberg, A.H.S. et al. (2012). Exitomelita sigynae gen. et sp. nov.: a new amphipod from the Arctic Loki Castle vent field with potential gill ectosymbionts. Polar Biol. 35(5): 705-716., more
Fuhrmann, M.M. et al. (2011). The adaptive significance of chromatophores in the Arctic under-ice amphipod Apherusa glacialis. Polar Biol. 34(6): 823-832., more
Stransky, B. (2007). Abundance, diversity and species composition of the Peracarida (Crustacea: Malacostraca) from the South Greenland shelf. PhD Thesis. Department Biologie, Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften, Universität Hamburg: Hamburg. 148 pp., more
Arndt, C.E.; Brandt, A.; Berge, J. (2005). Mouthpart-atlas of Arctic sympagic amphipods — trophic niche separation based on mouthpart morphology and feeding ecology. J. Crust. Biol. 25(3): 401-412., more
Camus, L.; Gulliksen, B. (2005). Antioxidant defense properties of Arctic amphipods: comparison between deep-, sublittoral and surface-water species. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 146(2): 355-362., more
Beuchel, F.; Lønne, O.J. (2002). Population dynamics of the sympagic amphipods Gammarus wilkitzkii and Apherusa glacialis in sea ice north of Svalbard. Polar Biol. 25(4): 241-250., more
France, S.C.; Kocher, T.D. (1996). Geographic and bathymetric patterns of mitochondrial 16S rRNA sequence divergence among deep-sea amphipods, Eurythenes gryllus. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 126(4): 633-643., more
Thurston, M.H. (1980). Abyssal benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea) from the East Iceland Basin: 2. Lepechinella and an allied new genus. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. 38: 69-87, more
Stephensen, K. (1931). Crustacea Malacostraca. VII. (Amphipoda. III). The Danish Ingolf-Expedition, 3(2). H. Hagerup: Copenhagen. 179-290 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2022-05-25
Information last updated: 2022-12-09
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