Structure of the "Amphioxus sand" community in Thermaikos bay (Eastern Mediterranean)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:Antoniadou, C., Krestenitis, Y., Chintiroglou, C.
Journal:Fresenius Environmental BulletinFresenius Environmental Bulletin
Accession Number:ISI:000226019700009
Keywords:benthos, biodiversity, Greece, Gulf, hard substrate assemblages, marine, north aegean sea, organic pollution, populations, ports, sediments, soft substrate, sublittoral, Thermaikos

The structure of the "Amphioxus sand" community in Thermaikos Bay was studied over a two-year period. The examination of the collected 4,767 specimens revealed the presence of 141 species. Gastropoda and Polychaeta were the dominant taxa. Multivariate analyses showed high similarity, whereas samples discriminated according to sediment granulometry. The degradation of this community was evident in its structure as most of the recorded macrobenthic species characterizes the organically enriched sediments.

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