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Title: The subtidal epibenthic communities off Puerto del Carmen (Lanzarote, Canariy Islands)
Authors: Bianchi, C. Nike
Haroun, Ricardo 
Morri, Carla
Wirtz, Peter
UNESCO Clasification: 251004 Botánica marina
Keywords: Bentos
Lanzarote (Islas Canarias)
Issue Date: 2000
Project: MACMED (comparing marine benthic communities and zonation in MACaronesia and the MEDiterranean)
Journal: Arquipelago:Llife and Marine Science
Abstract: SCUBA diving down to ca 50 m depth in February 1996 allowed the recording of 150 conspicuous species (or species groups) by visual census and photography. Five main communities were identified using cluster analysis on presence / absence data. Rock in shallow water (< 10 m) was covered by a species-rich community dominated by photophilic algae. A community characterized by several fish species inhabited sandy bottom at a depth 10 to 20 m deep. Between 20 and 50 m, a volcanic reef ran almost parallel to the coastline. A community characterized chiefly by echinoderms, encrusting invertebrates and few algae thrived on the reef head. whereas a community of sessile animals (sponges, cnidarians etc.) was recognizable on the reef wall and in caves. A further community was found on rocks at the base of the reef. and was constituted mainly by bushy cnidarians. Species composition and general physiognomy of these five epibenthic communities were similar to those already described from other sites of the Canaries and showed analogies with corresponding communities in the rest of the Atlantic-Mediterranean region.
ISSN: 0873-4704
Source: Arquipélago: Life and Marine Science [ISSN 0873-4704], Supplement 2 (Part. A), p. 145-155
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