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Data set name

Taxonomy, distributional ecology and biogeography of amphipod crustaceans along the Portuguese coast (1890 onwards)

Data holding centreUniversity of Coimbra, Marine Sciences Unit (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1890 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Portuguese continental shelf and littoral systems

Observations 
Parameters

Habitat characterisation; Habitat extent; Salinity of the water column; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Metadata parameters; Geological sample density

Instruments

Sea level recorders; benthos samplers; discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

Data on amphipod crustaceans taxonomy and distributional ecology along the Portuguese coast, with emphasis on the type of substrate, depth (0 to 700m) and salinity.

OriginatorsUniversity of Coimbra, Marine Sciences Unit (IMAR network)
References

Marques, J. C., and Bellan-Santini, D. (1986) Crustaces Amphipodes des cotes du Portugal: Faune du canal de Tavira, des salines de Marim (Ria Formosa) et de la lagune de Santo Andre. Ann. Fac. Cienc. Porto, 67 (1-4): 217-243., ; Marques, J. C., and Bellan-Santini, D. (1987) Crustaces Amphipodes des cotes du Portugal: Faune de l'estuaire du Mira (Alentejo, cote Sud-Ouest). Cah. Biol. mar., 28: 465-480., ; Marques, J. C., Nogueira, A., and Rodrigues, L. B. (1988) Crustaceos Peracarideos do estuario do Mondego (zona intertidal). Inventariacao faunistica e analise da reparticao ecologica das especies. Actas Col. Luso-Esp. Bacias Hidrog. e Rec. Zoologicos, Porto, 253-260., ; Marques, J. C. (1989) Amphipoda (Crustacea) bentonicos da Costa Portuguesa: Estudo taxonomico, ecologico e biogeografico. Tese de Doutoramento em Ecologia Animal, Universidade de Coimbra, 394p., ; Marques, J. C., and Bellan-Santini, D. (1990) Faune d'Amphipodes des milieux lagunaires du Portugal: Actualisation des donnees et comparaison avec d'autres systemes atlantiques et mediterraneens. Mesogee, 50: 53-61., ; Marques, J. C., and Bellan-Santini, D. (1990) Benthic Amphipod Fauna (Crustacea) of the Portuguese Coast: Biogeographical considerations. Marine Nature, 3: 43-51., ; Marques, J. C., and Bellan-Santini, D. (1991) Gammaridea and Caprellidea (Crustacea, Amphipoda) of the Portuguese south-western continental shelf: Taxonomy and distributional ecology. Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde, 61 (2): 65-87., ; Marques, J. C., and Bellan-Santini, D. (1993) Biodiversity in the ecosystem of the Portuguese continental shelf: Distributional ecology and role of benthic amphipods. Marine Biology 115 (4): 555-564., ; Calvario J., and Marques, J. C. (1983) Etude systematique et ecologiques d'une collection d'Amphipodes de la zone intertidale de l'estuaire du Tage (Portugal). Occurrence d'Orchestia kosswigi Ruffo, 1949 et d'Orchestia stephenseni Cecchini, 1928. Cienc. biol. Ecol. Syst., 5 (1): 79-95., ; Bellan-Santini, D., and Marques, J. C. (1984) Contribution a l'etude des Amphipodes des cotes du Portugal., Cienc. biol. Ecol. Syst., 5 (2-3): 131-149.; Marques, J. C., and Bellan-Santini, D. (1985) Contribution a l'etude systematique et ecologique des Amphipodes (Crustacea - Amphipoda) des cotes du Portugal. Premier inventaire des especes (Gammariens et Caprelliens). Cienc. biol. Ecol. and Syst., 5 (4): 299-353., ; Bellan-Santini, D., and Marques, J. C. (1986) Une nouvelle espece d'Ampelisca (Crustacea - Amphipoda) des cotes du Portugal (Atlantique Nord-Est): Ampelisca lusitanica n. sp. Cah. Biol. mar., 27 (2): 153-162.,

Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Coimbra, Marine Sciences Unit (IMAR network)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactJoao Carlos Marques
Address

University of Coimbra, Marine Sciences Unit (IMAR network)
Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia da IMAR - Centro Interdisciplinar de Coimbra Largo D. Dinis, Colegio de S. Jeronimo
Coimbra
Coimbra
3004-517
Portugal

Telephone+351 39 23603
Facsimile+351 239823603
Emailmar@cygnus.ic.uc.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15038006
Global identifier2316
Last revised2009-10-30