Polychaete fauna belonging to family Polynoidae of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone sampled during SONNE cruise SO239


The dataset contains polychaete abundance data belonging to the family Polynoidae sampled using epibenthic sledge, ROV and box corer (BC; 0.25 m2) within the eastern Clarion Clipperton fracture Zone (northeast Pacific), an area currently being explored for polymetallic nodules. Macrobenthic samples were collected onboard RV Sonne during expedition SO239 in 2015. Four exploration contract areas (BGR, IOM, GSR and Ifremer) and one "Area of Particular Environmental Interest" (APEI#3) were sampled. Eight out of twelve epibenthic sledges samples were fully processed. All polynoids heads have been counted, sequenced and identified. Identifications were realized using morphology and DNA (COI, 16S and 18S genes) leading to morphospecies in most cases (species-level). DNA sequences are available in GenBank or BOLD databases with their respective codes in this dataset.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.926674
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.656899
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.926674
Creator Bonif√°cio, Paulo ORCID logo; Neal, Lenka; Omnes, Emmanuelle; Menot, Lenaick ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3505 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-130.111W, 11.043S, -116.980E, 18.831N); North Pacific Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-03-21T23:55:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-04-24T22:09:00Z