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Data set name

Sinop Time Series - Macrobenthic Fauna (Invertebrate)

Data holding centreSinop University, Fisheries Faculty
CountryTurkey  Turkey
Time period1995-2000, 2004-2005
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Sinop Peninsula coasts, Middle of the southern Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters

Instruments

Plankton nets; plankton counters

Description 
Summary

In the present study the taxonomical and ecological characteristics of species belonging to the subphylum Crustacea of Zostera facies in Sinop Peninsula coasts of Turkey were determined. Samples were collected by a quadrat (25x25 cm) quantitatively. Samples obtained were sorted with a 0.5 mm mesh sieve. In laboratory, the organisms were sorted from the sifted sediment under a stereo microscope and stored in 70% alcohol. The extracted fauna and flora were separated into taxonomic groups, identified and listed according to the monographic works. A total of 55 species and 7057 specimens belonging to 41 genera, 34 families and 6 orders were recorded. Among the species, Amphipoda with 35 species was the dominant, accounting for 27% of the total of orders, followed by decapoda with 6 species (11%).To elucidate the community structure, frequency index, Quantitative dominance index, Diversity index, Evenness index and similarity index were calculated.

OriginatorsSinop University, Fisheries Faculty
Availability 
OrganisationSinop University, Fisheries Faculty
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactLevent Bat
Address

Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty

Sinop

57000
Turkey

Telephone+90 368 2876263
Emailleventbat@hotmail.com
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Local identifier40006004
Global identifier1576
Last revised2009-03-03