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The Mediterranean Sea is a marine biodiversity hot spot. Here we combined an extensive literature analysis with expert opinions to update publicly available estimates of major taxa in this marine ecosystem and to revise and update several species lists. We also assessed overall spatial and temporal patterns of species diversity and identified major changes(More)
Samples of soft-sediment macrobenthos from 92 sites between 10 and 50 m depth were used to assess (1) the main soft-bottom macrofauna communities in the Gulf of Lions, (2) the different components of the diversity of benthic macrofauna in this area, and (3) the relevance of the use of major taxonomic groups as surrogates for the analysis of the structure(More)
DIGMAP is a project focused on historical digitized maps. The project will develop a set of services, to be available in the Internet, based on reusable open-source software solutions. The main service will provide discovery and access to resources related to historical cartography, based on metadata from European national libraries and other relevant third(More)
Haplosyllis spongicola is probably the most representative symbiotic syllid harboured by sponges and has been widely reported from tropical, subtropical and temperate seas. Its external morphology seems to be very well adapted for its life-style, with all chaetae being simple and having two small teeth and a large main fang. However, the species has been(More)
Heretofore, the hesionid polychaete Parasyllidea humesi was only known from its original description, living in association with the bivalve Tellina nymphalis in mangrove swamps north of Pointe-Noire (Republic of Congo, West Africa). The discovery of a stable population in Río San Pedro (Gulf of Cádiz, southern Atlantic coast of Iberian Peninsula) thus(More)
Onuphis farensis sp. nov. (Annelida, Polychaeta) is described, based on a population inhabiting intertidal sandbanks in the mesotidal coastal lagoon of Ria Formosa (Southern Portugal). It can be distinguished from all other known species within the genus by having bi- and tridentate pseudocompound hooks on the first 4 chaetigers, single filament branchiae(More)
This paper describes the case of the processing of digitised works at the BND - National Digital Library, in Portugal. This initiative created half a million of digitized images, from 25,000 titles of physical items. These represent a very heterogeneous sample of historical or more relevant items (printed monographic and newspapers, maps, manuscripts,(More)
DIGMAP is a project to find solutions for digital libraries scenarios focused on digitised historical maps. The main service will reuse metadata from European national libraries and other relevant third party metadata sources to provide discovery and access to contents. This will also include a proof of concept of a scenario of reusing and enriching these(More)
Based on specimens collected during several sampling programmes along the Iranian coast, Persian Gulf, a new species of the genus Terebellides (Polychaeta, Trichobranchidae) is herein described as Terebellides persiae spec. nov. The new species is primarily characterised by the presence of a large dorsal thoracic hump in larger specimens and ciliated(More)