Macrobenthic communities in the tidal channels around the Gulf of Gabès, Tunisia.

  title={Macrobenthic communities in the tidal channels around the Gulf of Gab{\`e}s, Tunisia.},
  author={Jean Claude Dauvin and Abir Fersi and Jean Philippe Pezy and Ali Bakalem and Lass{\^a}d Neifar},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},

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