Foraminifera diversity and abundance in Phyllophora crispa (Rhodophyta) mats and Posidonia oceanica meadows near Giglio Island (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)


Dataset on the epibenthic abundance of Foraminifera on P. crispa and P. oceanica habitats in the NW Mediterranean Sea (Giglio Island, Italy). Samples were obtained via SCUBA diving in summer 2019 and analyzed by microscopic determination and counting of specimens. Sampling was part of a larger project on the diversity of the epiphytic invertebrate community on P. crispa mats in the area. The dataset includes details on the sampling efforts, diversity indices (Shannon, Pilou), and density of colonies m-² substrate (Indcount per sqm sub).The dataset includes information about the ecotype as defined by Mateu-Vicens et al., 2014, the test type (column "Test"), bearing of symbionts (yes (Y), no (N), chloroplast husbandry (CH)), and categorization as Large Benthic Foramineran (LBF; yes (Y) or no (N)), which can be found under "further details".

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Creator Rossbach, Felix Ivo; Merk, Benedikt; Wild, Christian
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 5508 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (10.871W, 42.338S, 10.890E, 42.389N); Tyrrhenian Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-05-12T09:56:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-07-12T10:47:00Z