Distribution of molluscs on the Atlantic continental shelf off Southern Spanish Sahara, West Africa, supplement to: Lewy, Z (1975): Molluscs distribution on the Atlantic continental shelf off Southern Spanish Sahara, West Africa. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Reihe C Geologie und Geophysik, Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, C21, 52-60


Two hundred and seventy five mollusc species from the continental shelf off Southern Spanish Sahara (depth: 32-60 m) were identified. Their distribution pattern is strongly influenced by the nature of the bottom (firm substrate, shelter, stability of sediment) rather than other factors at that depth interval. This faunal assemblage shows great affinity to the Mediterranean and Lusitanian faunas, and comprises only few (22 %) exclusively Senegalese and species living south of Senegal.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.548425
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.548425
Creator Lewy, Z
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1975
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Size 2 datasets
Discipline Geosciences
Spatial Coverage (-16.933W, 22.508S, -16.460E, 22.738N); East Atlantic
Temporal Coverage Begin 1971-12-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1971-12-02T00:00:00Z