Occurrence

Natal Museum Dredging Programme marine mollusc data

Latest version published by South African National Biodiversity Institute on 26 March 2024 South African National Biodiversity Institute
A total of 1645 marine offshore molluscs species from five classes. 1997
Publication date:
26 March 2024
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CC-BY 4.0

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Keywords

Occurrence. Marine gastropoda; marine bivalvia; scaphopoda; cephalopoda; polyplacophora. Natal Museum Dredging Programme; benthic molluscs.; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

John Midgley
Assistant Director: Natural Sciences
KwaZulu-Natal Museum
237 Jabu Ndlovu Street
3201 Pietermaritzburg
KwaZulu-Natal
ZA
033 345 1404
https://www.nmsa.org.za/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

John Midgley
Assistant Director: Natural Sciences
KwaZulu-Natal Museum
237 Jabu Ndlovu Street
3201 Pietermaritzburg
KwaZulu-Natal
ZA
033 345 1404
https://www.nmsa.org.za/

Who filled in the metadata:

John Midgley
Assistant Director: Natural Sciences
KwaZulu-Natal Museum
237 Jabu Ndlovu Street
3201 Pietermaritzburg
KwaZulu-Natal
ZA
033 345 1404
https://www.nmsa.org.za/

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Hannelie Snyman

Geographic Coverage

Samples collected along the coastline from Cape Columbine on the West Coast to Kosi Bay on the East Coast of South Africa

Bounding Coordinates South West [-35.6, -26.9], North East [90, 17.4]

Taxonomic Coverage

Polyplacophora. Marine Snails. Species and subspecies.

Phylum  Mollusca

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1981-08-11 / 1997-05-06

Sampling Methods

Sampling was by dredge (a modified version of an Agassi style trawl) which were towed approximately 10 min at each station.

Study Extent Natal Museum
Quality Control Identification were done by experts in the field of malacology and subsequent data cleaning occurred in the form of station coordinate verification, nomenclature status using WoRMS, removal of records that were ambiguous. Only occurrences identified to species level or lower were included and duplicate catalogue numbers checked and fixed. Type specimens received special attention to ensure the type status and type numbers are correct.

Method step description:

  1. N/A

Additional Metadata

Acknowledgement required by KwaZulu-Natal Museum