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Macrofauna, sediments and hydrography of Ria de Aveiro, Portugal (1985-89)

Data holding centreUniversity of Aveiro, Department of Biology
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1985 to 1989
Geographical area

Canal de Mira and Canal de Ilhavo at Ria de Aveiro (northwestern coast of Portugal)


Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Concentration of dissolved organic matter in the water column; Sediment grain size parameters; Salinity of the water column; Concentration of organic matter in sediments; Temperature of the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Geological sample density


Sea level recorders; benthos samplers; salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; pH sensors


The data set consists of 4 seasonal surveys (40 sites) in Canal de Mira (1985-1986) and 4 seasonal surveys 28 sites) in Canal de Ilhavo (1988- 1989). Intensive sampling (monthly) was carried out in 3 sites at the upper reaches of Canal de Mira (1988-1989).

OriginatorsUniversity of Aveiro, Department of Biology

Queiroga, H. (1990) Corophium multisetosum (Amphipoda: Corophiidae) in Canal de Mira, Portugal: some factors that affect its distribution. Marine Biology, 104: 397-402., ; Moreira, M. H., Queiroga, H., Machado, M. M., and Cunha, M. R. (1993) Environmental gradients in a southern Europe estuarine system: Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. Implications for soft bottom macrofauna colonization. Proceedings of the ECSA 21 Symposium on Marine and Estuarine Gradients, Gent, Belgium. Aquatic Ecology, 27 (2-4): 465-482., ; Anon (1992) Polychaetes distribution and community structure along a salinity gradient (Canal de Mira, Ria de Aveiro, Portugal)., '4th International Polychaete Conference', Anger, France.

OrganisationUniversity of Aveiro, Department of Biology
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. M.H. Moreira/Dr. M.F. Alcantara

University of Aveiro, Department of Biology
Campus de Santiago

Telephone+351 234 370 350
Facsimile+351 234428600
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15034001
Global identifier2271
Last revised2009-10-30