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Harant H. 1939. The fishery grounds near Alexandria. Ascidiacea (Cartes 1-5). Notes et Memoirs No 28.

Latest version published by Hellenic Center for Marine Research on Apr 16, 2020 Hellenic Center for Marine Research

This is a historical dataset that was published in 1939 by H. Harant and concerns of the faunistic report on the Ascidiacea collected during the floristical and faunistical survey of Adolf Steuer on the coasts near Alexandria mainly with the vessel “El Hoot”. This dataset contains occurrence data of Ascidiacea in the coasts of Alexandria, Egypt. Temporal coverage for this dataset is not described in the historical paper but only in the preliminary report of the expedition. Thus, it is assumed that the sample collection was done in the autumn of 1933 (beggining from the end of August to end of November).The digitization of this dataset was done by LifewatchGreece team.

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 31 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)
  • Occurrence 

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Data as a DwC-A file download 31 records in French (9 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Irini Tsikopoulou and Stamatina Nikolopoulou (2016). Digitation of Les fonds de peche pres d'Alexandrie. Ascidiacea. Notes et Memoires No 28. Institut Fouad 1er d’Hydrobiologie et de peche, 1939, Egypt


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Hellenic Center for Marine Research. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 45adf020-a40b-4530-bbc0-0242daa4bd6c.  Hellenic Center for Marine Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.




Who created the resource:

Stamatina Nikolopoulou
Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research - Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Irini Tsikopoulou
Data Manager
University of Crete

Who filled in the metadata:

Irini Tsikopoulou
Data Manager
University of Crete

Geographic Coverage

Ascidiacea were found in about 30 sampling stations near Alexandria, Egypt, eastern Mediterranean

Bounding Coordinates South West [31.054, 29.659], North East [31.473, 30.426]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Ascidiacea

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period autumn of 1933

Project Data

No Description available

Title Digitization of Historical Dataset-Egypt Expedition
Funding LifewatchGreece

The personnel involved in the project:

Irini Tsikopoulou

Sampling Methods

This dataset is only a part of 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. Ascidian species were identified by H. Harant.

Study Extent This digitized historical dataset is based on a faunistic report compiled from the expedition by the Fisheries Research Directorate in fishery grounds near Alexandria at 1933.

Method step description:

  1. Adolf Steuer.Preliminary report.The Fishery Grounds Near Alexandria. Notes and Memories No 8.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS. Publication: Digging for historical data on the occurrence of benthic macrofaunal species in the southeastern Mediterranean

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