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Diversity and spatial distribution patterns of the soft-bottom macrofauna communities on the Portuguese continental shelf
Abstract This study presents a comprehensive assessment of the diversity and spatial distribution of the soft-bottom benthic macrofauna communities along the Portuguese continental shelf andExpand
Sedimentary and geochemical characterization and provenance of the Portuguese continental shelf soft-bottom sediments
Abstract Grain-size and geochemical analyses for soft-bottom sediments from the Portuguese continental shelf are used to determine their provenance and to identify the main factors governing theExpand
Soft-bottom Portuguese continental shelf polychaetes: Diversity and distribution
Sediment grain-size and organic matter were the variables best related to the benthic polychaete spatial distribution patterns along the Portuguese continental shelf. Expand
Lumbrineridae (Polychaeta) from the Portuguese continental shelf (NE Atlantic) with the description of four new species
A multivariate analysis was performed upon morphological characteristics and validates the separation of the four new species of the Family Lumbrineridae Schmarda, 1861. Expand
Exploring the potentialities of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time of flight mass spectrometry to distinguish bivalve species: Comparison of two clam species (Venerupis
To the authors' knowledge, this is the most detailed information available so far about clam volatile composition, which represents a valuable data for future advanced studies in the ecology, toxicology and physiology of bivalves based on clams fingerprinting. Expand
The leaf-bag and the sediment sample: Two sides of the same ecological quality story?
The results indicate that the estuarine benthic invertebrates upon which the taxonomic indices are calculated and those which contribute to the functional aspects based in the study of decomposition rates, are essentially very distinct. Expand
Diversity, distribution and ecology of benthic molluscan communities on the Portuguese continental shelf
Abstract The diversity, ecology and distribution patterns of the Portuguese continental shelf malacofauna and its relationship with abiotic factors were studied from samples covering the western andExpand
Soft-sediment crustacean diversity and distribution along the Portuguese continental shelf
The results confirmed the Portuguese coast as a transition zone of mixed Atlantic and Mediterranean faunas and exposed a noticeable North African and Macaronesian influence. Expand
Characterization of bottom hydrodynamic conditions on the central western Portuguese continental shelf based on benthic foraminifera and sedimentary parameters.
Dead benthic foraminiferal assemblages from the central western Portuguese continental shelf have been studied to identify the prevalent oceanographic processes in the study area and reveal that the Offshore Group has a higher internal similarity than the Inshore Group. Expand
Rediscovery and redescription of Leodice laurillardi (Quatrefages, 1866) comb. nov. (Annelida: Eunicidae)-a rare European polychaete or just an overlooked species?
The eunicid polychaete, Eunice laurillardi Quatrefages, 1866, originally described from the central Mediterranean, has been discovered on the northern Iberian Peninsula, constituting the first reportExpand