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Spatial distribution of the macrobenthic fauna in Laki Lagoon (Evros Delta, N. Aegean Sea)
Mogias, A & Kevrekidis, T; Spatial distribution of the macrobenthic fauna in Laki Lagoon (Evros Delta, N. Aegean Sea); Democritus University of Thrace; Department of Primary Education. Http://
Contact: Athanasios, Mogias

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The dataset contains biotic data from different stations in the Laki lagoon in the Ervos Delta in Southeast Greece. It contains presence/absence data for 15 species at stations in september 1997. more

The macrobenthic fauna in the outer part of the Laki lagoon was characterized by a higher diversity and the occurrence of both lagoonal and marine species, and in the innermost part by a higher total abundance and the occurrence of a few lagoonal species. The combination of distance from the sea, depth, salinity and sediment organic matter correlated best with the spatial distribution pattern of the macrofauna. A number of datarecords are uncertain, and are therefore not included in Eurobis.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Benthos > Macrobenthos
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Environmental conditions, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Greece, Aegean I., Amphipoda, Insecta, Mollusca, Mysida, Oligochaeta, Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 26,0055; MinLat: 40,8036 - MaxLong: 26,0112; MaxLat: 40,8176 [WGS84]
MED, Greece, Aegean I. Stations [Marine Regions]
Evros Delta, Laki lagoon
Coordinates: MinLong: 40,8033; MinLat: 26,0036 - MaxLong: 40,8158; MaxLat: 26,0122 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
July 1997

Taxonomic coverage
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Insecta [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Mysida [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Median grain size
Organic matter (OM)
Presence of biota Methodology
Presence of biota: Van Veen type sampling
Samples were taken using a van Veen-type special sampler with handles (Larimore 1970). The surface was 400cm². A sieve with a mesh of 0.5mm was used.

Democritus University of Thracedata owner
Democritus University of Thrace; Department of Primary Educationdata creator
Athanasios, Mogias
Kevrekidis, Theodoros

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MedOBIS: Mediterranean Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Based on this dataset
Mogias, A.; Kevrekidis, T. (2005). Macrozoobenthic community structure in a poikilohaline Mediterranean lagoon (Laki Lagoon, northern Aegean). Helgol. Mar. Res. 59(3): 167-176.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-03-08
Information last updated: 2022-08-01
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