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Macrobenthic species of the Eastern South Pacific (OBIS, ESPOBIS)
Entry ID: bentos_copas_cl

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Abstract: In the Humboldt Current System, a rich fauna of soft-bottom communities inhabits the continental margin in contact with low-oxygen equatorial subsurface waters, and low-salinity, well-oxygenated intermediate Antarctic waters. The collection of specimens comes from the MinOx cruise (Oxygen Minimum Zone cruise) at northern Chile in March 2000 and the Chilean-German expedition SONNE carried out in ... View entire text
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Description: OBIS Advanced Search Result 1996-2001 Total records: 573

Description: Eastern South Pacific OBIS (ESPOBIS)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -20.0   S: -42.59   E: -70.0   W: -72.22
Min Depth: 10 M Max Depth: 2060 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gallardo, V.A., Palma, M.
Dataset Title: Macrobenthic species of the Eastern South Pacific
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Concepci��n, CHILE
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-07-01
Stop Date: 2001-05-03
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
MICROSCOPES Ancillary Description
Quality Very Good Quality
Macrobenthic species of the Eastern South Pacific
Las especies fueron identificadas por personal altamente calificado
(Doctores en Zoolog��a titulados de la Universidad de Concepci��n).
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Data Center
Center for Oceanographic Research in the eastern South Pacific FONDAP-COPAS, University of Concepcion, CHILE Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: bentos

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 56-41-2204520
Fax: 56-41-2207254
Email: rescribano at
Contact Address:
P.O. BOX 160-C
City: Concepcion
Country: CHILE
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: +56 41 683247
Fax: +56 41 683902
Email: vgallar at
Contact Address:
Fondap-Humboldt Program Office
Estacion de Biologia Marina-Dichato (EBMD)
Universidad de Concepcion
City: Concepcion
Country: Chile
Palma, M., Quiroga, E., Gallardo, A., Arntz, W., Gerdes, D., Schneider, W., Hebbeln, D. 2005: Bentos, Macrobenthic Animal Asseenmblages of the continental margin of Chile (22�� to 42�� S). Journal Marine Biology Association. 85: 233-245.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-14

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