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A dataset of shellfish fauna sampled in estuaries of medium and small rivers in Kyushu, Japan

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A dataset of shellfish fauna sampled in estuaries of medium and small rivers in Kyushu, Japan

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Keywords

river estuary; shellfish fauna

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Rei Itsukushima
Assistant Professor
Kyushu University 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku 819-0395 Fukuoka Fukuoka +81-92-802-3419

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Rei Itsukushima
Assistant Professor
Kyushu University 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku 819-0395 Fukuoka Fukuoka JP +81-92-802-3419

Who filled in the metadata:

Rei Itsukushima
Assistant Professor
Kyushu University 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku 819-0395 Fukuoka Fukuoka +81-92-802-3419

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Geographic Coverage

We surveyed 70 river estuaries in the Kyushu region in Japan. Watershed areas of investigated rivers ranged from 1 km2 to 60 km2. The rivers were selected based on the variation in environmental conditions, such as the Ariake Sea and Buzen Sea, where the tide range is large and the rivers flowing to the Sea of Japan, where the wave energy is dominant.

Bounding Coordinates South West [31.006, 129.54], North East [33.925, 132.012]

Taxonomic Coverage

Gould (1859), Reeve (1839), Reeve (1854), Lischke (1868), Kira (1961), Pilsbry (1901), Dunker (1861), Reeve (1855), Lischke (1870), Sasaki and Okutani (1994), A. Adams (1853), Tapprone-Canefri (1874), Gmelin (1791), Philippi (1849), Re'cluz (1853), Dunker (1860), Martens (1879), Benson (1836), Linnaeus(1758), Lischke (1871), Kiener (1841), Lischke (1869), Crosse (1862), K. Martin (1899), Philippi (1848), A. Adams (1863), A. Adams (1855), Philippi (1844), Philippi (1846), Souleyet in Eydoux and Souleyet (1852), K├╝ster (1860), Powys (1835), Dunker (1847), Reeve (1847), Kuroda (1957), Pfeiffer (1864), Reeve (1844), Oyama (1950), Gould (1861), Gould (1850), Lamarck (1819), Adams & Reeve (1850), Deshayes (1855), Habe (1961), Benson (1842), Jay (1857), Reeve (1843), Prime (1864), Gray (1828), Roeding, 1798, Donovan (1834), Pilsbry (1894), Reeve (1863), Rafinesque (1815), Tapparone-Canefri (1874), Dunker (1882), Lischke (1873), Carpenter (1857) were used as a taxonomic reference for this work. The orders are Veneroida (19 species), Docoglossa (14), Sorbeoconcha (12), Vetigastropoda (6), Neritimorpha (5), Discopod (5), Mytiloida (5), Chitonida (3), Neogastropoda (2), Pulmonata (2), Basommatophora (2), Anomalodesmata (2), Arcoida (1), Architaenioglossa (1), Systelommatophora (1), and Pterioida (1). The families are Patellidae (12), Neritidae (8), Patamidid (5), Mytilidae (5), Littorinidae (4), Trochidae (4), Tellinidae (3), Psammobiidae (3), Phenacolepadidae (2), Mactridae (2), Petricolidae (2), Nacellidae (2), Batillariidae (2), Muricidae (2), Turbinidae (2), Nassariidae (2), Ellobiidae (2), Siphonariidae (2), Laternulidae (2), Mesodesmatidae (1), Trapezidae (1), Cyrenidae (1), Glauconomidae (1), Solenidae (1), Cerithiidae (1), Assimineidae (1), Buccinidae (1), Vermetidae (1), Ischnochitonidae (1), Acanthochitonidae (1), Chitonidae (1), Arcidae (1), Ampullariidae (1), Onchidiidae (1), and Isognomonidae (1).

Family  Patellidae,  Neritidae,  Patamidid,  Mytilidae,  Littorinidae,  Trochidae,  Tellinidae,  Psammobiidae,  Phenacolepadidae,  Mactridae,  Petricolidae,  Nacellidae,  Batillariidae,  Muricidae,  Turbinidae,  Nassariidae,  Ellobiidae,  Siphonariidae,  Laternulidae,  Mesodesmatidae,  Trapezidae,  Cyrenidae,  Glauconomidae,  Solenidae,  Cerithiidae,  Assimineidae,  Buccinidae,  Vermetidae,  Ischnochitonidae,  Acanthochitonidae,  Chitonidae,  Arcidae,  Ampullariidae,  Onchidiidae,  Isognomonidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-04-28 / 2017-11-23

Sampling Methods

Habitats in half tide and spring tide belonging to one reach section (approximately 10 times the width of the river) were selected as investigation sites. At each habitat, we identified the species after collecting shellfish (Bivalvia, Gastropoda, and Polyplacophora) from the surface layer and 10-cm deep in the ground with 50-cm square quadrats.

Study Extent The surveys were carried out from 2015 to 2017 in river estuaries, which were belonged to Kyushu, Japan.

Method step description:

  1. 1. Habitats conducted sampling shellfish were identified in one reach (approximately 10 times the width of the river) from the river mouth. 2. Locating the 50-cm square quadrats. 3. collecting shellfish (Bivalvia, Gastropoda, and Polyplacophora) from the surface layer and 10-cm deep in the ground. 4. Specimens were shipped back to the lab for correct species identification.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.pensoft.net/resource?r=shellfishes_in_kyushu