Tunisian Polychaetes by 2022

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11 June 2024
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This dataset was compiled by a. gathering data and taxonomic revision of polychaetes records from published literature, b. adding new species from sampling on the Gulf of Gabes Tidal channels, and c. from the systematic revision of the polychaetes collection deposited at the Institut National des Sciences et Technoligies de la mer (INSTM); which were confused with their congeneric species. The regional distribution of the species is Western and Central Mediterranean.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

AYARI KLITI R (2024). Tunisian Polychaetes by 2022. Version 2.0. Hellenic Center for Marine Research. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.25607/iuaoit


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Checklist; literature; Mediterranean Sea; Polychaeta; Occurrence


  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
agricultural higher education assistant
Institut National des Sciences et Technoligies de la mer (INSTM)
Abir Fersi
  • Content Provider
Docteur en sciences biologiques et sciences de l'univers
Université de Sfax, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Laboratoire de Biodiversité et Ecosystèmes Aquatiques

Geographic Coverage

Tunisian coasts

Bounding Coordinates South West [32.547, 8.525], North East [37.719, 11.865]

Taxonomic Coverage

Polychaeta from Tunisian coasts; around 300 species belonging to 20 families

Class Polychaeta

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1912-01-01 / 2022-12-31

Sampling Methods

Species records were acquired from the literature and from species collected in the tidal channels of the Gulf of Gabès (2016-2017), as well as from the re-examination of some species deposited in the collection of the Tunisian National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies. This inventory, reviews the taxonomy, nomenclature, and biogeographic distribution of the Tunisian polychaetes.

Study Extent Tunisian waters

Method step description:

  1. Species records were mapped to WoRMS.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. AYARI-KLITI, R., BAKALEM, A., FERSI, A., AFLI, A., & DAUVIN, J.-C. (2022). Polychaete diversity in Tunisian waters as of 2021: an update with special emphasis on Non-Indigenous species. Mediterranean Marine Science, 23(3), 698–724. https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.27798 https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.27798
  2. Ayari et al,, 2009, An updated list of polychaetous annelids from Tunisian coasts (Western Mediterranean Sea), Cahiers de Biologie Marine 50(1):33-45

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10.25607/iuaoit