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Monthly variation in the macrozoobenthic community structure in Monolimni Lagoon (Evros Delta, N. Aegean Sea)
Kevrekidis, T; Monthly variation in the macrozoobenthic community structure in Monolimni Lagoon (Evros Delta, N. Aegean Sea); Democritus University of Thrace; Department of Primary Education.
Contact: Kevrekidis, Theodoros

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The dataset contains data on the presence of macrobenthos from 2 stations in the Monolmni Lagoon in the Ervos Delta which were sampled monthly in 1998. more

4 replicate samples were collected at each station for faunal analysis. Samples were taken using a Modified van Veen grab with a sample surface of 400cm² and depth penetration up to 20cm. A special net was used for the collection of the epibenthic decapods and small fishes. This net had a a square opening of 40 cm on each side and it was pulled on the sediment along a 10 m distance. At each station, a sediment sample was taken with a small corer for particle size analysis and estimation of organic matter. A number of datarecords are uncertain, and are therefore not included in Eurobis. The results showed that the macrozoobenthic community structure and dynamics at low salinities (0.3 - 6 psu) in Monolimni Lagoon were investigated monthly. Community structure showed an almost even seasonal periodicity. The main structuring factors of the community in the deeper outer part of the lagoon were water temperature and depth, and in the innermost part, where a Ruppia meadow occurred, were water temperature and predation pressure by crabs and gobies.

Biology > Benthos
Brackish water, Benthos, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Greece, Aegean I., Crustacea, Insecta, Mollusca, Oligochaeta, Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 26,054; MinLat: 40,77 - MaxLong: 26,06; MaxLat: 40,779 [WGS84]
MED, Greece, Aegean I. Stations [Marine Regions]
Evros Delta, Monolimni Lagoon
Coordinates: MinLong: 40,779; MinLat: 26,059 - MaxLong: 40,779; MaxLat: 26,059 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
February 1998 - February 1999

Taxonomic coverage
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Insecta [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Biomass of leaves and sheaths of Ruppia maritima
Dissolved oxygen (O2)
Median grain size
Organic matter (OM)
Oxygen (O) saturation
Presence of biota

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

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Based on this dataset
Kevrekidis, T. (Ed.) (2004). Seasonal variation of the macrozoobenthic community structure at low salinities in a Mediterranean lagoon (Monolimni Lagoon, Northern Aegean). Int. Rev. Hydrobiol. 89(4): 407-425.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-03-08
Information last updated: 2013-08-30
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