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AuthorAl-Maslamani, Ibrahim
AuthorAl-Masdi, Amira
AuthorSmyth, David
AuthorChatting, Mark
AuthorObbard, Jeffrey
AuthorGiraldes, Bruno
Available date2018-03-18T10:05:10Z
Publication Date2015-12
Publication NameInternational Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB)en_US
CitationAl-Maslamani, I., Al-Masdi, A., Smyth, D.M., Chatting, M., Obbard, J.P., & Giraldes, B.W. (2015) Baseline monitoring gastropods in the intertidal zone of Qatar - target species and bioindicators for hyper-thermic and hyper- saline Conditions. International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences, 3(12):62-72.
ISSN2349-0357
URIhttps://goo.gl/AgXAtH
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/6432
AbstractThe Arabian Gulf is subjected to some of the most intense sea water temperatures and salinity levels in the world. In an attempt to understand the distribution and species composition of gastropod assemblages which live in these hyper-thermic and hyper-saline conditions a rapid assessment survey was undertaken along the intertidal zone of Qatar. The research revealed an obvious geographical temperature/salinity gradient between sites on the southeast and southwest coastlines. Water temperatures of 34°C and salinities ranging from 39.9 to 56.8ppt were recorded in-situ. There was detectable change in gastropod assemblage composition in accordance with this gradient. The abundance and diversity of live species decreased as temperature and salinity rose while high densities of dead species were recorded at sites where extremes of temperatures and salinities were documented. Ceritidiopsila conica was the dominant species at sites which experienced the most extreme conditions and has value as a recognized bio-indicator of high temperature/salinity environments within the region.
Languageen
PublisherARC Publications Pvt Ltd.
SubjectExtreme salinity
SubjectTaphonomic
SubjectMonitoring
SubjectBioindicator
SubjectBenthic ecology
SubjectCoastal zone
TitleBaseline monitoring gastropods in the intertidal zone of Qatar - target species and bioindicators for hyper-thermic and hyper-saline Conditions
TypeArticle
Pagination62-72
Issue Number12
Volume Number3
dc.identifier.essn 2349-0365


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