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Eastern Mediterranean Syllidae from three locations, in Crete and Israel.

Latest version published by Hellenic Center for Marine Research on Oct 4, 2017 Hellenic Center for Marine Research

This is a combined dataset originating 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. 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).

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 108 records. 1 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)
    108
  • Occurrence 
    997

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Faulwetter S, Chatzigeorgiou G, Galil BS, Arvanitidis C. (2011). Eastern Mediterranean Syllidae from three locations in Crete and Israel.

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Hellenic Center for Marine Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: da2f316a-7329-4115-89d9-825f8125963b.  Hellenic Center for Marine Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.

Keywords

Annelida; Polychaeta; Syllidae; Eastern Mediterranean; Israel; Crete; hard substrate; soft substrate; subtidal; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Sarah Faulwetter
PostDoc
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion GR +302810337753
http://www.hcmr.gr/en/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sarah Faulwetter
PostDoc
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion GR +302810337753
http://www.hcmr.gr/en/

Who filled in the metadata:

Sarah Faulwetter
PostDoc
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion GR +302810337753
http://www.hcmr.gr/en/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Christos Arvanitidis
Senior Researcher
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion GR +302810337748
http://www.hcmr.gr/en/
Principal Investigator
Bella Galil
Senior Reserarcher
Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd P.O.B. 8030 31080 Haifa IL +972048565272
http://www.ocean.org.il/mainpageeng.asp
Georgios Chatzigeorgiou
PostDoc
Hellenic Center for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion +302810337740
Curator
Stamatina Nikolopoulou
Research Technician
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion GR +302810337740

Geographic Coverage

Alykes-Agia Pelagia-Heraklion-Crete-Levantine Basin (Eastern Mediterranean Sea) Elounda-Agios Nikolaos-Crete-Levantine Basin (Eastern Mediterranean Sea) Haifa Bay-Israel

Bounding Coordinates South West [30.81, 24.97], North East [35.96, 36.88]

Taxonomic Coverage

Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaeta)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-09-20 / 2009-10-11

Sampling Methods

Van-Veen grab (KAHLSICO, model WA265/SS214) 32x35cm, volume 20 l, penetration 20 cm; plexiglas frame 25x25cm and suction device

Study Extent 35x35cm and 25x25cm

Method step description:

  1. 11 sampling stations 5 replicates from each depth and transect in Crete, 1 per station in Israel

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Faulwetter, S, Chatzigeorgiou G, Galil BS, Nicolaidou A, Arvanitidis C. 2011. Sphaerosyllis levantina sp. n. (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the eastern Mediterranean, with notes on character variation in Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparède, 1963. Zookeys. 150:327-345.
  2. Faulwetter, S, Chatzigeorgiou G, Galil BS, Arvanitidis C. 2011. An account on 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. 150:281–326.
  3. Chatzigeorgiou, G, Faulwetter S, López E, Sardá R, Arvanitidis C. 2012. Can coastal biodiversity measured in four Mediterranean sites be representative of the region? A test for the robustness of the NaGISA protocol based on syllid (Annelida, Polychaeta) taxocommunities Hydrobiologia. 691:147-156.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS. The intertidal polychaete data from the NaGISA dataset are part of the dataset “MidMedPol: Polychaetes from midlittoral rocky shores in Greece and Italy (Mediterranean Sea)”,doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e961 (http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/resource.do?r=mediterraneanpolychaetaintertidal)

Alternative Identifiers 2aa6f6ad-515b-4aac-87cb-d3a60321b9f4
da2f316a-7329-4115-89d9-825f8125963b
http://ipt.medobis.eu/resource?r=easternmedsyllids