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Mollusca fauna from the Mediterranean reef ecosystem (1170 habitat)
Dimitris Poursanidis & Drosos Koutsoubas (2015). Mollusca fauna from the Mediterranean reef ecosystem (1170) – the zone of the photophilic algae
Contact: Poursanidis, Dimitris

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This dataset contains occurrence records of infralittoral molluscs from several locations in the Mediterranean basin. These data come from available data, published papers in scientific journals as well as free available PhD thesis, dating back to 1969

Biology > Benthos
Marine, Infralittoral, Rocky shores, MED, Bivalvia, Gastropoda, Polyplacophora

Geographical coverage
Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1969 - 2014

Taxonomic coverage
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Polyplacophora [WoRMS]

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)data creatordata provider
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBCC)data manager
University of the Aegean; Department of marine sciencesdata creator

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Poursanidis, D.; Koutsoubas, D. (2015). A computerized database (CorMol) on the molluscan fauna from the Mediterranean reef ecosystems: Part I. The coralligenous formations. Quaternary International 390: 29-43.
Badalamenti, F. et al. (2002). Are artificial reefs comparable to neighbouring natural rocky areas? A mollusc case study in the Gulf of Castellammare (NW Sicily). ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 59(Suppl.): S127-S131.
Simboura, N. et al. (1995). Benthic communities of the infralittoral in the N. Sporades (Aegean Sea): a variety of biotopes encountered and analysed. Mar. Ecol. (Berl.) 16(4): 283-306.
Bellan-Santini, D. (1969). Contribution à l'étude des peuplements infralittoraux sur substrat rocheux: étude qualitative et quantitative de la frange supérieure. PhD Thesis. Université d'Aix-Marseille: Marseille. 294 pp.
Villari, A. (1992). Contributo alla conoscenza della malacofauna di "Isola Bella" Taormina Sicilia, in: Bedulli, D. (Ed.) Atti del III Congresso della Società Italiana di Malacologia, Parma, 11-13 Ottobre 1990. Lavori della Societa Italiana di Malacologia, 24: pp. 285-295
Chemello, R.; Milazzo, M. (2002). Effect of algal architecture on associated fauna: some evidence from phytal molluscs. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 140(5): 981-990.
Huelin, M.F.; Ros, J. (1984). Els molluscs marins de les illes Medes, in: Ros, J. et al. Els sistemes naturals de les illes Medes. Arxius de les Seccions de Ciencies, 73: pp. 457–504
Kocatas, A. (1978). İzmir Körfezi Kayalık Sahillerinin Bentik Formları Üzerinde Kalitatif ve Kantitatif Araştırmalar = Contribution à l'étude des peuplements des horizons supérieurs de substrat rocheux du Golfe d'Izmir (Turquie). Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi monografiler serisi 12: 1-93
Miloslavich, P. et al. (2013). Large-scale spatial distribution patterns of gastropod assemblages in rocky shores. PLoS One 8(8): e71396.
Poulicek, M. (1985). Les Mollusques des biocénoses à algues photophiles en Méditerranée: II. Analyse du peuplement. Cah. Biol. Mar. 26(2): 127-136
Kasemi, D.; Beqiraj, S.; Ruci, S. (2008). Macrozoobenthos os the rocky coasts of Vlora, Albania. Natura Montenegrina 7(2): 133-143
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Milazzo, M. et al. (2000). Molluscan assemblages associated with photophilic algae in the Marine Reserve of Ustica Island (Lower Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy). Ital. J. Zoolog. 67(3): 287-295.
Terlizzi, A. et al. (2003). Molluscs on subtidal cliffs: patterns of spatial distribution. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 83(1): 165-172
Antit, M.; Azzouna, A. (2012). Mollusques des milieux littoraux de la baie de Tunis. Iberus 30(2): 107-133
Trono, D. (2006). Nuovi dati sulla malacofauna del Salento (Puglia meridionale. Boll. Malacologico 42(5-8): 58-84
Terlizzi, A. et al. (2005). Quantifying effects of pollution on biodiversity: a case study of highly diverse molluscan assemblages in the Mediterranean. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 148(2): 293-305.
Antoniadou, C. et al. (2006). Sublittoral megabenthos along cliffs of different profile (Aegean Sea, Eastern Mediterranean). Belg. J. Zool. 136(1): 69-79
Antit, M. et al. (2013). Temporal variation of the algae-associated molluscan assemblage of artificial substrata in Bay of Tunis (Tunisia). Mediterr. Mar. Sci. 14(2): 390-402.
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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2021-05-14
Information last updated: 2021-05-14
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