|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2004|
|Authors:||Antoniadou, C., Krestenitis, Y., Chintiroglou, C.|
|Journal:||Fresenius Environmental BulletinFresenius Environmental Bulletin|
|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.