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Comparative study of the meiobenthos in the Arctic region in 1991
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Jivaluk J.; Vinckx M.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME). VUB; Marine Biology Section, Zoology Institute. Ugent: Belgium; (2016): Comparative study of the meiobenthos in the Arctic region in 1991.

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Study on meiobenthos and nematode communities (counts, density, biomass, genus composition) collected in the Arctic Ocean in August and September 1991. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Jivaluk, J. (1993). Comparative study of the meiobenthos in the Arctic region. MSc Thesis. RUG: Gent. 135 pp. more

The meiofauna and nematode communities have been studied in multiple corer samples collected from seven stations in the Arctic Ocean (the Lomonosov Ridge, the Amundsen Basin and the Morris Jesup Rise). Samples were taken at depths ranging between 1072-4273 m using different mesh sizes. Most of the animals are found in the uppermost centimeter of the sediment and their densities decrease with increasing depth into the sediment. The nematode communities are dominated by species of the families Monhysteridae, Linhomoeidae, Chromadoridae and Leptolaimidae. Monhystera has the highest density followed by Metalinhomoeus, Leptolaimus and Acantholaimus. Most of the nematodes which are retained on the 125 and 250 µm mesh are adults. At the smaller mesh (32 and 63 µm) the number of adult increases with increasing water depth.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine/Coastal, Community composition, Meiobenthos, Nematode diversity, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, PNE, Arctic, PNE, Lomonosov Ridge, Zonarieae O.C.Schmidt, 1938, Acantholaimus Allgén, 1933, Actinonema Cobb, 1920, Anoplostoma Bütschli, 1874, Araeolaimus de Man, 1888, Bivalvia, Campylaimus Cobb, 1920, Ceramonematidae Cobb, 1933, Cervonema Wieser, 1954, Chromadora Bastian, 1865, Chromadoridae Filipjev, 1917, Ciliophora, Copepoda, Crustacea, Daptonema Cobb, 1920, Desmoscolex Claparède, 1863, Diplolaimella Allgén, 1929, Diplopeltoides Gerlach, 1962, Diplopeltula Gerlach, 1950, Disconema Filipjev, 1918, Eleutherolaimus Filipjev, 1922, Enoplolaimus de Man, 1893, Enoplus Dujardin, 1845, Eumorpholaimus Schulz, 1932, Foraminifera, Gastropoda, Halalaimus de Man, 1888, Haliplectus Cobb, 1913, Isopoda, Leptolaimoides Vitiello, 1971, Leptolaimus de Man, 1876, Litinium Cobb, 1920, Longicyatholaimus Micoletzky, 1924, Loricifera, Loricifera, Mesacanthoides Wieser, 1953, Metachromadora Filipjev, 1918, Metacylicolaimus Schuurmans Stekhoven, 1946, Metaglochinema Gourbault & Decraemer, 1986, Metalinhomoeus de Man, 1907, Micoletzkyia Ditlevsen, 1926, Monhystera Bastian, 1865, Nematoda, Neochromadora Micoletzky, 1924, Oncholaimus Dujardin, 1845, Ostracoda, Oxystominidae Chitwood, 1935, Paracanthonchus Micoletzky, 1924, Paracyatholaimoides Gerlach, 1953, Paralongicyatholaimus Schuurmans Stekhoven, 1950, Desmoscolex (Pareudesmoscolex) Weischer, 1962, Polychaeta, Pomponema Cobb, 1917, Prochromadorella Micoletzky, 1924, Pselionema Cobb, 1933, Quadricoma Filipjev, 1922, Rhabditis Dujardin, 1844, Rhynchonema Cobb, 1920, Rotifera, Sabatieria de Rouville, 1903, Sphaerolaimus Bastian, 1865, Syringolaimus de Man, 1888, Tardigrada, Theristus Bastian, 1865, Tricoma Cobb, 1894, Tripyloides de Man, 1886, Turbellaria, Viscosia de Man, 1890, Wieseria Gerlach, 1956

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 14,0092; MinLat: 85,33 - MaxLong: 153,0656; MaxLat: 88,7375 [WGS84]
PNE, Arctic [Marine Regions]
PNE, Lomonosov Ridge

Temporal coverage
31 August 1991 - 16 September 1991

Taxonomic coverage
Zonarieae O.C.Schmidt, 1938 [WoRMS]
Acantholaimus Allgén, 1933 [WoRMS]
Actinonema Cobb, 1920 [WoRMS]
Anoplostoma Bütschli, 1874 [WoRMS]
Araeolaimus de Man, 1888 [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Campylaimus Cobb, 1920 [WoRMS]
Ceramonematidae Cobb, 1933 [WoRMS]
Cervonema Wieser, 1954 [WoRMS]
Chromadora Bastian, 1865 [WoRMS]
Chromadoridae Filipjev, 1917 [WoRMS]
Ciliophora [WoRMS]
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Daptonema Cobb, 1920 [WoRMS]
Desmoscolex Claparède, 1863 [WoRMS]
Diplolaimella Allgén, 1929 [WoRMS]
Diplopeltoides Gerlach, 1962 [WoRMS]
Diplopeltula Gerlach, 1950 [WoRMS]
Disconema Filipjev, 1918 [WoRMS]
Eleutherolaimus Filipjev, 1922 [WoRMS]
Enoplolaimus de Man, 1893 [WoRMS]
Enoplus Dujardin, 1845 [WoRMS]
Eumorpholaimus Schulz, 1932 [WoRMS]
Foraminifera [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Halalaimus de Man, 1888 [WoRMS]
Haliplectus Cobb, 1913 [WoRMS]
Isopoda [WoRMS]
Leptolaimoides Vitiello, 1971 [WoRMS]
Leptolaimus de Man, 1876 [WoRMS]
Litinium Cobb, 1920 [WoRMS]
Longicyatholaimus Micoletzky, 1924 [WoRMS]
Loricifera [WoRMS]
Loricifera [WoRMS]
Mesacanthoides Wieser, 1953 [WoRMS]
Metachromadora Filipjev, 1918 [WoRMS]
Metacylicolaimus Schuurmans Stekhoven, 1946 [WoRMS]
Metaglochinema Gourbault & Decraemer, 1986 [WoRMS]
Metalinhomoeus de Man, 1907 [WoRMS]
Micoletzkyia Ditlevsen, 1926 [WoRMS]
Monhystera Bastian, 1865 [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Neochromadora Micoletzky, 1924 [WoRMS]
Oncholaimus Dujardin, 1845 [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Oxystominidae Chitwood, 1935 [WoRMS]
Paracanthonchus Micoletzky, 1924 [WoRMS]
Paracyatholaimoides Gerlach, 1953 [WoRMS]
Paralongicyatholaimus Schuurmans Stekhoven, 1950 [WoRMS]
Desmoscolex (Pareudesmoscolex) Weischer, 1962 [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Pomponema Cobb, 1917 [WoRMS]
Prochromadorella Micoletzky, 1924 [WoRMS]
Pselionema Cobb, 1933 [WoRMS]
Quadricoma Filipjev, 1922 [WoRMS]
Rhabditis Dujardin, 1844 [WoRMS]
Rhynchonema Cobb, 1920 [WoRMS]
Rotifera [WoRMS]
Sabatieria de Rouville, 1903 [WoRMS]
Sphaerolaimus Bastian, 1865 [WoRMS]
Syringolaimus de Man, 1888 [WoRMS]
Tardigrada [WoRMS]
Theristus Bastian, 1865 [WoRMS]
Tricoma Cobb, 1894 [WoRMS]
Tripyloides de Man, 1886 [WoRMS]
Turbellaria [WoRMS]
Viscosia de Man, 1890 [WoRMS]
Wieseria Gerlach, 1956 [WoRMS]

Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit area of the bed, Count (in assayed sample) of biological entity specified elsewhere, Count of Nematoda, Development stage of biological entity specified elsewhere, Gender of biological entity specified elsewhere, Life stage, Meiobenthos density, Nematode biomass, Sex, Size of sample collector (mesh) {mesh size}, Wet weight biomass of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit area of the bed

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME)data creator
Jivaluk, Jutamas
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creatordata creator
Vincx, Magda
Universiteit Hasselt; Centre for Environmental Sciences; Onderzoeksgroep Dierkunde: Biodiversiteit en Toxicologie (CMKDK)data creator
Schockaert, Ernest

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Based on this dataset
Jivaluk, J. (1993). Comparative study of the meiobenthos in the Arctic region. MSc Thesis. RUG: Gent. 135 pp.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2014-05-21
Information last updated: 2016-10-11
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