Macrobenthos of Karadag Reserve Area in 2008, sand biotopes (Southeastern Crimea)


Macrofauna were sampled in Karadag Reserve Area in 2008 on Sudak- Karadag shelf (Black Sea off the coast of south-eastern Crimea) with the device "Petersen Grab 0.1m⁻²", at depths from 7 to 15 m. The sampled material was washed with 1 mm mesh sieve system and preserved in 75% alcohol, which is known to preserve morphological structures without distortion. We avoided prior fixation in formalin in order to not damage calcareous taxa. For each species, the average abundance (Ind m⁻²), the average wet biomass (g m⁻²) and the number of species was recorded. The communities of the mollusk Chamelea gallina (L., 1758) have been registered.

Metadata Access
Creator Mazlumyan, Sofia A; Boltacheva, Natalya; Revkov, N K
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2018
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 44 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (35.199W, 44.907S, 35.256E, 44.939N); Black Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2008-07-08T08:43:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-07-13T11:33:00Z