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Data set name

Macrobenthic Assemblages of the Infralittoral to Circalittral Transition Zome off the Northeastern Coast of Malta

Data holding centreDepartment of Biology, University of Malta
CountryMalta  Malta
ProjectThe macrobenthic assemblages of the infralittoral to circalittoral transition zone off the northeastern coast of Malta(NE Malta Benthic Sampling)
Time periodAugust 1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Northeastern coast of Malta (Central Mediterranean): off Comino, Melliha Bay and St. Paul's Bay.

Observations 
Parameters

Habitat characterisation

Instruments

Sediment grabs; rock dredges

Description 
Summary

The macrobenthic assemblages of the sedimentary bottoms off the Northeastern coast of Malta were studied during the summer of 1993. Grab and dredge samples were collected from depths of 21 to 75m from an area of approximately 48 square km off Comino, Mellieha Bay and St. Paul's Bay. The data set consists of a description of the species recorded during the study with the aid of 3 species list: 1. A list of 19 macroalgae and 1 phanerogams 2. A list of 107 macrofaunal species 3. A List of 122 species of molluscs (gastropods and bivalves) that occurred as empty shells.

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 identifier45003005
Global identifier508
Last revised2009-03-17