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CorMedNet- Distribution and demographic data of habitat-forming invertebrate species from Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages between 1882 and 2019.
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Linares, Cristina; Figuerola, Laura; Gómez-Gras, Daniel; Pagès-Escolà, Marta; Olvera, Àngela, Aubach, Àlex; Amate, Roger; Figuerola, Blanca; Kersting, Diego; Ledoux, Jean-Baptiste; López-Sanz, Àngel; López-Sendino, Paula; Medrano, Alba; Garrabou, Joaquim; (2020); CorMedNet- Distribution and demographic data of habitat-forming invertebrate species from Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages between 1882 and 2019.
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This dataset compiles data on geographic and depth distribution, demography, population and mortality, of different habitat-forming invertebrate species dwelling the Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages. more

This dataset gathers published scientific papers, as well as grey literature and technical reports. We used different search strategies in the ISI Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar, introducing distinct sets of keywords, and contacts with researchers across the Mediterranean. The dataset provides information about the survey year, geographic coordinates, marine ecoregion, protection status of the geographic location, depth distribution range, species name, type of study conducted (distribution, demographic, population genetics or other), sampling methods, and different demographic parameters when available (i.e. density, colony height, recruitment, and mortality rates). The dataset includes available information of different habitat-forming marine invertebrate species, including key species such as octocorals and bryozoans, among others. The published scientific papers, grey literature, and technical reports include both in situ SCUBA sampling, and video or photo surveys.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Conservation, Demography, diver, Mortality, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Adriatic Sea, MED, Aegean, MED, Alboran Sea, MED, Eastern Mediterranean, MED, Ionian Sea, MED, Western Mediterranean, Alcyonacea, Alcyonacea, Cheilostomatida, Gorgoniidae Lamouroux, 1812, Plexauridae Gray, 1859

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -6,048; MinLat: 31,7178 - MaxLong: 35,9878; MaxLat: 45,6888 [WGS84]
MED, Adriatic Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Aegean [Marine Regions]
MED, Alboran Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Eastern Mediterranean [Marine Regions]
MED, Ionian Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Western Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1882 - 2019

Taxonomic coverage
Alcyonacea [WoRMS]
Alcyonacea [WoRMS]
Cheilostomatida [WoRMS]
Gorgoniidae Lamouroux, 1812 [WoRMS]
Plexauridae Gray, 1859 [WoRMS]

Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit area of the bed [BODC]
Diameter of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Proportion of coralligenous colonies Subgroup: with percentage necrosis >=10% [BODC]
Proportion of Corallium rubrum colonies (ITIS: 202513: WoRMS 125416) Size: diameter >=7mm [BODC]
Proportion of Corallium rubrum colonies (ITIS: 202513: WoRMS 125416) Size: height >=100mm [BODC]
Specimen height of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]

Universitat de Barcelona; Departament de Biologia Evolutiva, Ecologia i Ciències Ambientalsdata creator
Linares, Cristina
Figuerola, Laura
Pagés-Escolà, Marta
Aubach, Àlex
Kersting, Diego
Medrano, Alba
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM)data creator
Gómez-Gras, Daniel
Olvera, Àngela
Amate, Roger
Figuerola, Blanca
Ledoux, Jean-Baptiste
López-Sanz, Angel
López-Sendino, Paula
Garrabou, Joaquim

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