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Abundance and diversity of the Amphipoda (Crustacea) from the Greenlandic shelf
Entry ID: ArcOD_2006B1

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Abstract: The species composition of Amphipoda (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida) of the Greenland shelf south of 65°N was investigated by means of 18 epibenthic samples over a sampling period of three years (2001, 2002, 2004). The samples were taken using a Rauschert sledge in depths between 106 and 251 m. In total, 62,205 specimens were identified belonging to 154 species. The amphipods from the South ... View entire text

Purpose: To assess species composition, abundance, distribution, diversity and temporal changes of the benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida) of the South Greenland shelf.
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  N: 64.42   S: 60.0   E: -37.2   W: -52.58

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Dataset Originator/Creator: Bente Stransky
Dataset Title: Abundance and diversity of the Amphipoda (Crustacea) from the Greenlandic shelf
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-10-23
Stop Date: 2004-10-29
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Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: A 0.5 mm mesh was used for sieving. The accuracy of the sampling device is unknown, but replicability seems to be high, i.e. variability between replicates was relatively low. The accuracy for trawled sledges is generally unknown since the trawled distance always differs, also between replicates. Additionally, the trawling position is derived from the ship’s GPS and can ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23