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Distribution of Molluscs in the Eastern Persian Gulf, PG-GOOS Cruise
Fatemeh Amini Yekta *, Mahshid Jalili, Fatemeh Pourjomeh, Maryam Hakim Elahi, Hamid Rezaei
Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science (INIOAS) , f.aminiyekta@inio.ac.ir
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Distribution of molluscs in the eastern part of the Persian Gulf were studied during the PG-GOOS cruise (Oct-Nov 2012), using the 250 cm2 Van Veen grab for sampling. Sixty gastropod and 23 bivalve taxa in addition to one scaphopod taxon were identified. Gastropods constituted 80% of molluscs. The abundance of molluscs averaged 1398.36 (±261.95) ind./m2. Costellaria sp. was the most abundant gastropod and Ervilia scaliola, the most abundant bivalve species. Abundance of molluscs in different stations showed significant differences (p<0.05). Station C, located near Abu Musa Island, with an average abundance of 8040 (±1625.30) ind./m2, was the most abundant site. Average values for Shanon and Simpson indices were 2.08 (±0.11) and 0.81 (±0.02), respectively. The average abundance of molluscs was significantly correlated with depth, sediment temperature (p<0.01), salinity and TOM (p<0.05). Mollusc diversity showed significant correlation with sediment temperature, salinity, depth (p<0.05) and TOM (p<0.01).
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Type of Study: Basic and Original Research | Subject: Marine Biology & Biotechnology
Received: 2015/03/17 | Accepted: 2015/03/17 | ePublished: 2015/03/17
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Amini Yekta F, Jalili M, Pourjomeh F, Hakim Elahi M, Rezaei H. Distribution of Molluscs in the Eastern Persian Gulf, PG-GOOS Cruise. JPG. 2014; 5 (17)
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Volume 5, Issue 17 (Fall 2014) Back to browse issues page
نشریه علمی پژوهشی خلیج فارس Journal of the Persian Gulf
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