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Sinop Time Series - Macrobenthic Fauna (Mollusca-Biodiversity)

Data holding centreSinop University, Fisheries Faculty
CountryTurkey  Turkey
Time period1996-2004
Geographical area

Sinop Peninsula and its adjacents, Middle of the southern Black Sea, 12 stations


Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Secchi disk depth; Density of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Metal concentrations in biota


Discrete water samplers; sediment grabs


This project was conducted to determine the members of Prosobranchia (Gastropoda-Mollusca) distributed in Sinop and its adjacent areas. Samples were collected in the samplings carried out in 4 different depths (0-0.5, 5, 10, 15 m) and biotopes of 12 stations selected along the coast line at issue. Evaluation of data resulted in the identification of 4 orders, 13 families, 22 genera, 25 species and 3 subspecies. Of these species, G. adriatica, Hydrobia acuta and Mangelia costata are new records for the Black Sea coasts of Turkey. Physico-chemical features of every station sampled, were measured seasonally in the coastal region. For this purpose, temperature, salinity, pH, conductivity and turbidity values of each station were recorded by means of an electronic device, U-10 Horiba.

OriginatorsSinop University, Fisheries Faculty
OrganisationSinop University, Fisheries Faculty
ContactLevent Bat

Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty



Telephone+90 368 2876263
Collating centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Local identifier40006003
Global identifier1575
Last revised2009-03-03