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Data set name

The marine biota of Filfla

Data holding centreDepartment of Biology, University of Malta
CountryMalta  Malta
ProjectThe Marine Macrobenthos and demersal fish fauna of Filfla(Filfla Study)
Time periodAugust 1990 July-September 1992 September 1994
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The islet of Filfla (4.4 km to the south of the island of Malta)

Observations 
Parameters

Habitat characterisation; Habitat extent

Instruments

Underwater cameras; cameras; observers

Description 
Summary

During a series of expeditions to Filfla, the nature, distribution, and abundance of the main component species of the supralittoral, mediolittoral and upper infralittoral marine macrobenthic assemblages of the islet were studied, using direct observation techniques. The demersal fish fauna was also censused by direct observation. The data set contains a detailed description of the Supralittoral and mediolittoral assemblages as well as the infralittoral benthic assemblages. Each description includes a mention of species found associated within the respective assemblage. Two species lists have also been included: 1) A species list of the more abundant macrobenthic species, and 2) A species list of demersal fish recorded during the study

OriginatorsDepartment of Biology, University of Malta
Availability 
OrganisationDepartment of Biology, University of Malta
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactJoseph Borg
Address

Department of Biology, University of Malta
Department of Biology, University of Malta
Msida

MSD 2080
Malta

Telephone21342488
Facsimile(356) 2132 3781
Emailjoseph.a.borg@um.edu.mt
Administration 
Collating centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Local identifier45003004
Global identifier507
Last revised2009-03-16