Aegean Polychaetes

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The Hellenic Centre of Marine Research collected samples in the context of a Number of National and EU-funded projects. The datasets covers qualitative temporal data from Polychaete worms in the Aegean and Ionian Sea

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How to cite

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Arvanitides C., 2000: Aegean polychaetes dataset. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f97f5c65-9a82-436b-a751-fcd0e9be09cc.  Hellenic Center for Marine Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biodiversity Information System.


Occurrence; Benthic fauna; Biogeography

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Christos Arvanitidis
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research - Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture
Stamatina Nikolopoulou
  • Custodian Steward
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research - Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture

Geographic Coverage

MED, Aegean -

Bounding Coordinates South West [38.186, 22.544], North East [41.64, 26.477]

Taxonomic Coverage

Class Polychaeta

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1976-01-01 / 1994-01-01

Sampling Methods

Sampling was carried out by free and scuba diving and by various types of trawls, dredges and grabs.

Study Extent Aegean Sea
Quality Control All specimens are deposited in the Museum of the Department of Zoology, University of Thessaloniki.

Method step description:

  1. none

Additional Metadata

Publications: Arvanitidis, C.; Valavanis, V.D.; Eleftheriou, A.; Costello, M.J.; Faulwetter, S.; Gotsis, P.; Kitsos, M.S.; Kirmtzoglou, I.; Zenetos, A.; Petrov, A.; Galil, B.; Papageorgiou, N. (2006). MedOBIS: biogeographic information system for the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 316: 225-230. Arvanitidis, C. (2000). Polychaete fauna of the Aegean Sea: Inventory and new information Bull. Mar. Sci. 66(1): 73-96. Arvanitidis, C. et al. (2002). Seascape biodiversity patterns along the Mediterranean and the Black Sea: lessons from the biogeography of benthic Polychaetes Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 244: 139-152.

Alternative Identifiers f97f5c65-9a82-436b-a751-fcd0e9be09cc