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Contribution to the knowledge of meiobenthic Copepoda (Crustacea) from the Sardinian coast, Italy

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Description

Dataset of Italian species of Copepoda Canuelloida and Harpacticoida along the eastern coast of Sardinia (Ogliastra region).

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How to cite

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Noli, N., Sbrocca, C., Sandulli, R., Balsamo, M., Semprucci F., 2018. Contribution to the knowledge of meiobenthic Copepoda (Crustacea) from the Sardinian coast, Italy. Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona. Dataset/Occurrence: https://doi.org/10.15470/dxru6l

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Meiobenthic Copepoda; Meiofauna; Biogeography; Check-list; Sardinia; Italy; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

N. Noli
Univ. of Urbino
Urbino
IT
S. Sbrocca
Univ. of Urbino
Urbino
IT
R. Sandulli
Univ. of Urbino
Urbino
IT
M. Balsamo
Univ. of Urbino
Urbino
IT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

N. Noli
Univ. of Urbino
Urbino
IT
S. Sbrocca
Univ. of Urbino
Urbino
IT
R. Sandulli
Univ. of Urbino
Urbino
IT
M. Balsamo
Univ. of Urbino
Urbino
IT

Who filled in the metadata:

Federica Semprucci

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Francesc Uribe
Arxius de Miscel·lània Zoològica, Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Psg Picasso s/n.
08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
Publisher
Montse Ferrer
Managing Editor AMZ
Arxius de Miscel·lània Zoològica, Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Ps Picasso s/n
08003 Barcelona
ES

Geographic Coverage

The coast of Ogliastra, on the eastern side of Sardinia, between Isolotto d’Ogliastra and Orrì Piscine

Bounding Coordinates South West [39.9, 9.68], North East [39.97, 9.72]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order Canuelloida, Harpacticoida

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-08-04 / 2015-08-21

Project Data

Copepoda are often the second most abundant meiofaunal taxon after Nematoda at any salinity level, from the supralittoral to the abyssal zone, and at all temperatures. from polar to tropical areas. They are sensitive to pollutants, making them the best bioindicators along with Nematoda Despite the importance of Copepoda and the increase in taxonomical studies, knowledge of the species of the Italian coasts is fragmentary. A faunistic survey was carried out along the eastern coast of Sardinia (Ogliastra region) in order to document Copepoda Harpacticoida and Canuelloida in the area.

Title Contribution to the knowledge of meiobenthic Copepoda (Crustacea) from the Sardinian coast, Italy
Study Area Description Sampling was carried out between 4 and 21 August 2015 along the coast of Ogliastra, on the eastern side of Sardinia, between Isolotto d’Ogliastra and Orrì Piscine. The bottom was predominantly rocky, with submerged and emerging rocks interspersed with sandy deposits. Posidonia oceanica meadows are often common along the Ogliastra coast. Sampling depths ranged between 0-1 m and 21 m.
Design Description The sediment was collected by a scuba diver from the upper two centimetres of the substratum (manual corer diameter 5 cm). At each site two samples were collected and then treated with magnesium chloride (7 % in aqueous solution) to narcotize meiofauna and then with formaldehyde (4 % buffered seawater solution) to fix them (Hulings and Gray, 1976). Meiofaunal organisms were stained with Rose Bengal (0.5 g/L) before laboratory processing. In the laboratory, meiofaunal organisms were separated from sediment by washing through a set of 0.5 mm and 0.042 mm sieves. The extraction of specimens and their sorting into major taxa were performed under a stereomicroscope as reported in Semprucci et al. (2014). All the Harpacticoida and Canuelloida specimens were isolated, counted and identified to the lowest possible taxonomic level under a Nikon Optiphot-2 microscope equipped with Differential interference contrast (DIC). The identification was based on diagnoses and identification keys by Lang (1948, 1965), Huys and Boxshall (1991), Huys et al. (1996); Boxshall and Halsey (2004). The systematic position and the global geographical distribution of each taxon was discussed in accordance with the WoRMS database; Walter and Boxshall (2018) and main specific literature (Lang 1948; Mielke, 1986; Bodin, 1997; Gee, 2006)

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Federicca Semprucci

Sampling Methods

Sampling depths ranged between 0-1 m and 21 m.

Study Extent Along the coast of Ogliastra, on the eastern side of Sardinia, between Isolotto d’Ogliastra and Orrì Piscine
Quality Control All the Harpacticoida and Canuelloida specimens were isolated, counted and identified to the lowest possible taxonomic level under a Nikon Optiphot-2 microscope equipped with Differential interference contrast (DIC).

Method step description:

  1. The identification was based on diagnoses and identification keys by Lang (1948, 1965), Huys and Boxshall (1991), Huys et al. (1996); Boxshall and Halsey (2004). The systematic position and the global geographical distribution of each taxon was discussed in accordance with the WoRMS database; Walter and Boxshall (2018) and main specific literature (Lang 1948; Mielke, 1986; Bodin, 1997; Gee, 2006)

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Noli, N., Sbrocca, C., Sandulli, R., Balsamo, M., Semprucci F., 2018. Contribution to the knowledge of meiobenthic Copepoda (Crustacea) from the Sardinian coast, Italy. Arxius de Miscel·lània Zoològica, 16: 121-133, Doi: https://doi.org/10.32800/amz.2018.16.0121 https://doi.org/10.32800/amz.2018.16.0121

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.15470/dxru6l
971d3f64-4db4-48b3-8000-234399e7d598
https://ipt.gbif.es/resource?r=copepod_sardinian_coast