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Harant H. 1939. The fishery grounds near Alexandria. Ascidiacea (Cartes 1-5). Notes et Memoirs No 28
Irini Tsikopoulou and Stamatina Nikolopoulou (2016). Digitation of Les fonds de peche pres d'Alexandrie. Ascidiacea. Notes et Memoires No 28. Institut Fouad 1er d’Hydrobiologie et de peche, 1939, Egypt
Contact: Tsikopoulou, Irini

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This is a historical dataset that was published in 1939 by H. Harant and concerns of the faunistic report on the Ascidiacea collected during the floristical and faunistical survey of Adolf Steuer on the coasts near Alexandria mainly with the vessel "El Hoot". more

This dataset contains occurrence data of Ascidiacea in the coasts of Alexandria, Egypt. Temporal coverage for this dataset is not described in the historical paper but only in the preliminary report of the expedition. Thus, it is assumed that the sample collection was done in the autumn of 1933 (beggining from the end of August to end of November).The digitization of this dataset was done by LifewatchGreece team. Ascidiacea were found in about 30 sampling stations near Alexandria, Egypt, eastern Mediterranean. This dataset is only a part of a large faunistical expedition ( that took place in the coasts near Alexandria. The samples were collected by A. Steuer. For bottom samples almost exclusively a dredge with 20x70 cm opening was used. A single catch was made in a depth of 20 m with a large otter trawl in the eastern part of the Bay of Abukir. In general, the motor-launch of the Marine Laboratory "El Hoot" was used for dredging and a rowing boat in shallow water. All excursions were one-day trips. After the expedition, taxonomic identification of the samples was done by specialists. The results of this expedition were published in separate for each taxonomic group volumes. Thus, sampling methods were described in a preliminary report by A. Steuer. Ascidian species were identified by H. Harant.

Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Data, Historical records, man-powered small boat, Marine Genomics, self-propelled boat, surface vessel, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Egypt, Arab Rep., Alexandria, Ascidiacea

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 29,6596; MinLat: 31,1176 - MaxLong: 29,9649; MaxLat: 31,3692 [WGS84]
MED, Egypt, Arab Rep., Alexandria [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Ascidiacea [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

University of Cretedata creator
Tsikopoulou, Irini
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), moredata creator
Nikolopoulou, Stamatina

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
MedOBIS: Mediterranean Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-12-22
Information last updated: 2022-08-16
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