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Patterns of abundance and size of dictyoceratid sponges among neighbouring islands in central Torres Strait (CRC-TS Project: Task Number T1.6a) 2005

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jul 13, 2020 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Spatial variability in community structure of dictyoceratid sponges (Class Demospongiae; Order Dictyoceratida) was examined on coral reefs in Torres Strait, an archipelago of islands and reefs between northern Queensland, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. Dictyoceratid sponge abundances and environmental parameters were recorded at 4 locations, separated by 50-220 km. Each location was subdivided into 5-7 sites, each 2 km apart. At each site four 50x2 m belt transects were quantitatively surveyed, recording dictyoceratid numbers, substrate type (rock, rubble and sand), water clarity, degree of reef slope and depth. Dictyoceratid abundance was similar among locations, averaging 15.5 individuals per 100 m2, but varied significantly among sites. Twenty three dictyoceratid species were recorded in Torres Strait, with approximately half (12/23) found in only one location.

Survey dates from 28-Nov-2004 To 19-Dec-2005 have not been recorded against individual observations so have been set to 2005-01-01.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 244 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    244
  • Occurrence 
    3308
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    1220

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Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). (2013), Patterns of abundance and size of dictyoceratid sponges among neighbouring islands in central Torres Strait (CRC-TS Project: Task Number T1.6a), https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/2f77eeba-cbbd-4453-b7d8-4871a713a972, accessed dd-mm-yyyy.

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Keywords

Samplingevent

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Alan Duckworth
Pricincipal Investigator
Austalian Institute of Marine Science PMB No 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Alan Duckworth
Pricincipal Investigator
Austalian Institute of Marine Science PMB No 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Alan Duckworth
Pricincipal Investigator
Austalian Institute of Marine Science PMB No 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data Manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Castray Esplanade 7000 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

Torres Strait

Bounding Coordinates South West [-10.736, 142.042], North East [-9.559, 143.798]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order  Dictyoceratida

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2004-11-28 / 2005-12-19

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by OBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=torres_dictyoceratid_sponges