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dc.contributor.authorAntit, M. (Mouna)
dc.contributor.authorDaoulatli, A. (Asma)
dc.contributor.authorUrra, J. (Javier) 
dc.contributor.authorGofas, S. (Sergio)
dc.contributor.authorRueda, J.L. (José Luis) 
dc.contributor.authorSalas, C. (Carmen)
dc.coverage.temporal2009-2010es_ES
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-04T09:00:10Z
dc.date.available2016-10-04T09:00:10Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-26
dc.identifier.issn1108-393X*
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10508/10606
dc.description.abstractSoft bottom molluscan assemblages from the Bay of Tunis have been studied in order to analyse their seasonality and trophic diversity in relation to environmental variables. A total of 147 species of molluscs was identified, with gastropods displaying the highest species richness and bivalves the highest abundances, and including five non-indigenous species such as the dominant bryozoan grazer Polycerella emertoni. Carnivorous and scavenger gastropods were among the most frequent species, reflecting a diverse benthic community. Seasonal changes were significant, being more acute at 3-4 m than at 10-15 m depth, and were correlated mainly with seawater temperature and percentage of organic matter in the sediment. The high affluence of tourists in summer was coincident with high decreases in species richness and abundance of molluscs, together with a strong siltation of the sediment. Nevertheless, most trophic groups persisted and the trophic diversity was relatively high. Significant relationships were found between the index of trophic diversity and Shannon-Wiener diversity and evenness indices, suggesting that the identity of the species with its particular trophic trait, together with the balanced distribution of the individuals among the species would be the drivers for the maintenance of the molluscan food web under environmental stress. The abundance of P. emertoni altered the trophic structure of the molluscan assemblage, bringing the ectoparasite trophic group to an unusual peak of dominance. Soft bottom molluscan assemblages of the Bay of Tunis should be taken into account in monitoring programs for anthropogenic impacts and for non-indigenous species trends throughout the Mediterranean basin.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.subjectMolluscses_ES
dc.subjectTemporal dynamicses_ES
dc.subjectTrophic groupses_ES
dc.subjectAnthropogenices_ES
dc.subjectNon-indigenous specieses_ES
dc.subjectMediterraneanes_ES
dc.titleSeasonality and trophic diversity in molluscan assemblages from the Bay of Tunis (southern Mediterranean Sea)es_ES
dc.typearticlees_ES
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMediterranean Marine Science, 17/3. 2016: 692-707*
dc.description.versionVersión del editores_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.medit-mar-sc.net/index.php/marine/article/view/1712es_ES
dc.publisher.centreCentro Oceanográfico de Málagaes_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses_ES
dc.description.impact0,5680*
dc.identifier.doi10.12681/mms.1712es_ES
dc.coverage.spatialStudyMediterranean Seaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyCentral Mediterranean Seaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyGulf of Gabesen_US


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