Response of benthic macrofauna to multiple anthropogenic pressures in the shallow coastal zone south of Sfax (Tunisia, central Mediterranean Sea).

  title={Response of benthic macrofauna to multiple anthropogenic pressures in the shallow coastal zone south of Sfax (Tunisia, central Mediterranean Sea).},
  author={Nawfel Mosbahi and Mohamed Moncef Serbaji and Jean Philippe Pezy and Lass{\^a}d Neifar and Jean Claude Dauvin},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
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