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Tu D, Anh L, Anh L, Sasaki T, Tuan T (2019) Sample checklist of Gastropoda and Bivalvia in Cham Islands, Vietnam. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e32930. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.7.e32930
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Checklist; Marine mollusc; Cham Islands; Vietnam
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The survey conducted in the Cham Islands including the large island (Hon La) and three other small islands (Hon Tai, Hon Dai, Hon La). Cham Islands belongs to Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. This island is located in Central Vietnam.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
|Start Date / End Date||2017-05-10 / 2017-05-12|
This project provide the scientific arguments to harmonize the relationship between the biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods and socioeconomic development in Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An Biosphere Reserve.
|Title||Checklist of Gastropoda and Bivalvia in Cham Islands, Vietnam|
|Funding||This study was funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam under the National Project, code ĐTĐL.XH-02/16.|
|Study Area Description||Cham Archipelago consists of one large island surrounded by seven small islands covering a sea area of 15 square kilometres and it is located in Central Vietnam, 16 kilometres from the coast and 19 kilometres to the east of the ancient Hoi An town, Quang Nam province (source: https://en.wikipedia.org). The names of islands are the Hon Lao (Pearl), Hon Dai (Long), Hon Mo (Tomb), Hon Kho me (Big Dry), Hon Kho con (Small Dry), Hon La (Leaf), Hon Tai (Ear) and Hon Ong (East Wind). The coral reefs and seagrass beds are widely distributed in the shallow waters of Cu Lao Cham. The researchers have recorded 261 species of Scleractinian coral, 15 species of soft coral, 3 species of fire coral (Milleporidae), 1 species of blue coral (Helioporidae) and 2 species of horny coral (Antipatharia) in this area (Ngoc 2018).|
|Design Description||This project is designed to obtain as many marine mollusc species as possible in the littoral zone of the Cham Islands.|
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Marine molluscs (snails and bivalves) were collected by hand or scoop at the low tide in the different benthic habitats, including the sandy beaches, rocky shores and coral reefs by scuba divers. The sediments were sieved through a 1-mm mesh; the sieve residue was fixed in 95% Ethanol. In the laboratory, the samples were sorted and identified, where possible, to the species level based on taxonomic documents (Abbott and Dance 1986, Carpenter and Niem 1998, Okutani and (Ed.) 2017, Thach 2005, Thach 2007, Thach 2012, Thach 2016).
|Study Extent||The sampling sites were located in the littoral zone of Cham Islands, including three sites (Bai Huong, Bai Ong, Bai Bac) at the large island (Hon Lao) and three sites at three other small islands (Hon Tai, Hon La, Hon Dai).|
|Quality Control||The scientific names in this paper are based on the identification by experienced experts in the field of the taxonomy of marine molluscs, namely, Dr. Takenori Sasaki from the University Museum, the University of Tokyo and Dr. Do Van Tu from Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources. All taxon names were checked against the Taxon Match tool in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) in order to standardize and correct them, if necessary (http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=match).|
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|Collection Identifier||Do Van Tu, Takenori Sasaki|
|Parent Collection Identifier||IEBR|
|Specimen preservation methods||Alcohol|