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Eastern Mediterranean Syllidae

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Occurence records of Syllidae (Annelida:Polychaeta) from three locations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Crete (Greece) and Israel).

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Faulwetter S, Chatzigeorgiou G, Galil BS, Arvanitidis C. (2011). Eastern Mediterranean Syllidae from three locations in Crete and Israel.

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Keywords

Annelida; Polychaeta; Syllidae; Eastern Mediterranean; Israel; Crete; hard substrate; soft substrate; Checklist

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Sarah Faulwetter
Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337753
http://www.marbigen.org/users/sarah-faulwetter

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sarah Faulwetter
Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337753
http://www.marbigen.org/users/sarah-faulwetter

Who filled in the metadata:

Sarah Faulwetter
Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337753
http://www.marbigen.org/users/sarah-faulwetter

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Christos Arvanitidis
Senior Researcher
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337748
http://www.marbigen.org/users/christos-arvanitidis
Giorgos Chatzigeorgiou
Technician
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Thalassocosmos, Former American Base, Gournes 71003 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337742
http://www.marbigen.org/users/chatzigeorgiou-giorgos
Principal Investigator
Bella S. Galil
Senior Scientist
Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd P.O.B. 8030 31080 Haifa IL +972048565272
http://www.ocean.org.il/Eng/Researchers/page_bella.asp

Geographic Coverage

Three locations in the Levantine Basin (Eastern Mediterranean Sea): two in Crete(Alykes, Elounda), one in Israel (Haifa Bay)

Bounding Coordinates 32.858, 35.414 / 24.991, 35.071 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic Coverage

Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaetes)

Family  Syllidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-09-20 / 2009-10-11

Project Data

No Description available

Title ViBRANT
Funding This is a combined dataset originating from two projects: NaGISA (Natural Geography in Shore Areas) and a study on the Benthos of Haifa Bay
Study Area Description Eastern Mediterranean, two sites in northern Crete (Alykes, Elounda), rocky substrate with algal cover, sampling depths 1m 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m; one site in Haifa Bay, Israel, soft substrate, sampling depth 7–13m.
Design Description Specimens from Israel were collected on 31.5.2009 and 11.10.2009 in Haifa Bay, (Israel, Eastern Mediterranean Sea) from soft sediments of mixed grain sizes in shallow waters. Sediment samples were taken with a Van-Veen grab (KAHLSICO, model WA265/SS214) 32x35cm, volume 20 l, penetration 20 cm. The sediment was preserved in buffered formalin 10% for 3–7 days, then sieved through a 250 µm mesh sieve and subsequently stored in 70% ethanol. Specimens from Crete were collected in September 2007 and June 2008 from two sites in northern Crete characterized by a continuous hard bottom habitat with dense algal coverage and a moderate wave exposure. At each site, two vertical transects with sampling depths at 1 m, 5 m, 10 m, 15 m and 20 m were defined and five replicates were taken from each transect and depth.Samples were collected by means of SCUBA diving according to the NaGISA protocol (Iken and Konar 2003). A plexiglas frame (25 x 25 cm) with a net of 0.5 mm mesh size attached to its top opening was placed onto the rock and the surface within the frame was scraped off. The sample was collected by a manually operated suction device, supplied by air from an extra scuba tank. Large particles (>2 cm) were collected manually after suction. The samples were subsequently washed through a 0.5 mm mesh sieve, fixed and preserved in 99% ethanol.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Sarah Faulwetter

Sampling Methods

Specimens from Israel were collected on 31.5.2009 and 11.10.2009 in Haifa Bay, (Israel, Eastern Mediterranean Sea) from soft sediments of mixed grain sizes in shallow waters (Table 1). Sediment samples were taken with a Van-Veen grab (KAHLSICO, model WA265/SS214) 32x35cm, volume 20 l, penetration 20 cm. The sediment was preserved in buffered formalin 10% for 3–7 days, then sieved through a 250 µm mesh sieve and subsequently stored in 70% ethanol. In this study, only a subset of the collected material is presented. Specimens from Crete were collected in September 2007 and June 2008 from two sites in northern Crete characterized by a continuous hard bottom habitat with dense algal coverage and a moderate wave exposure (Table 1). At each site, two vertical transects with sampling depths at 1 m, 5 m, 10 m, 15 m and 20 m were defined and five replicates were taken from each transect and depth. Samples were collected by means of SCUBA diving according to the NaGISA protocol (Iken and Konar 2003). A plexiglas frame (25 x 25 cm) with a net of 0.5 mm mesh size attached to its top opening was placed onto the rock and the surface within the frame was scraped off. The sample was collected by a manually operated suction device, supplied by air from an extra scuba tank. Large particles (>2 cm) were collected manually after suction. The samples were subsequently washed through a 0.5 mm mesh sieve, fixed and preserved in 99% ethanol. Specimens were examined under an Olympus SZx12 stereomicroscope and an Olympus BX50 microscope and identified by employing the most recent literature on Syllidae (e.g. Nygren 2004, San Martín 2003, 2005, San Martín and Hutchings 2006).

Quality Control Samples were sorted twice by two independent persons. Taxonomic identifications were cross-checked by a second taxonomic expert.

Collection Data

Collection Name NaGISA / Haifa Bay
Collection Identifier NaGISA / Haifa Bay
Parent Collection Identifier IMBG biodiversity collection
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Identifications of the Israeli material are ongoing, the dataset will be updated in the future.

Purpose Faunistic / Ecological studies. The NaGISA dataset is part of a long-term monitoring of a hardbottom, nearshore environment.
Alternative Identifiers d50024ac-5268-477e-8559-933779553b34
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