European Ocean Biodiversity Information System

[ report an error in this record ] Print this page

Polychaete Study in Northeastern Mediterranean Coast of Egypt
Abd-Elnaby, F. A. (2013). Polychaete Study in Northeastern Mediterranean Coast of Egypt. National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries.
Contact: Abd-Elnaby, Faiza ; Arvanitidis, Christos

Access data
Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Within the frame work, organized by the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Alexandria, Egypt, 15 quantitative samples were collected and analysed for Polychaetes using a Van Veen grab on the soft bottom, at depths ranging from 12m to 106 m. Samples were taken over two seasons (spring and summer, 2008) during two trips to the Northeastern coast of the Egyptian Mediterranean waters at El Tina Bay, Balteem, Abokhashaba and Gamasa. more

The analysis of samples resulted 108 Polychaete species belonging to 25 families and 61 genera. More than 50 species were considered new for Egyptian Mediterranean waters. Data were analyzed with univariate techniques (Diversity, Richness and Eveness or Equitabilty). Results showed that, species richness and abundance were lower in the deeper samples and higher in spring than in summer season. The feeding guild classification was examined. Also the relation between different depths and feeding guild were reported. A total of nine main feeding categories were identified. There were more significant associations between feeding guild and depth. Also the analysis revealed the dominance of surface deposit feeding with slightly fewer Omnivores and micro herbivores. This work, indicating that the polychaetes of the study area are quite diverse and poorly in number of individuals and great number of newly recorded species was reported.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Data, Introduced species, Marine Genomics, New species, Taxonomy, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Egypt, Arab Rep., MED, Egypt, Arab Rep., Sinai, Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 30,4657; MinLat: 31,4632 - MaxLong: 32,84; MaxLat: 31,867 [WGS84]
MED, Egypt, Arab Rep. Stations [Marine Regions]
Abokhashaba, Balteem, Gamasa
MED, Egypt, Arab Rep., Sinai Stations
El Tina Bay

Temporal coverage
March 2008 - September 2008

Taxonomic coverage
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Polychaeta species present

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF)data creatordata owner
Abd-Elnaby, Faiza
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), more
Arvanitidis, Christos

Related datasets
Published in:
MedOBIS: Mediterranean Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Based on this dataset
Abd-Elnaby, F.A. (2009). Polychaete study in northeastern Mediterranean coast of Egypt. World J. Fish Mar. Sci. 1(2): 85-93

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2013-05-27
Information last updated: 2013-10-04
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy