Biodiversity hotspot for marine invertebrates around the Dokdo, East Sea, Korea: Ecological checklist revisited SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Biodiversity hotspot for marine invertebrates around the Dokdo, East Sea, Korea: Ecological checklist revisited
Author(s)
Song, Sung Joon; Park, Jinsoon; Ryu, Jongseong; Rho, Hyun Soo; Kim, Won; Khim, Jong Seong
Publication Year
2017-06-30
Abstract
We extensively reviewed the macrozoobenthos around Dokdo, Korea, by analyzing metadata collected over the past 50 years. The Dokdo macrozoobenthos was represented by 578 species belonging to 243 families from 12 phyla, where four major phyla (or classes) collectively accounted for 86% to total. Mollusks, arthropods, and cnidarians were semi-equally occurred in intertidal and subtidal areas, while polychetes dominated the subtidal zone. The northern most region of Dokdo had the greatest biodiversity (173 species). The taxonomic distinctness analysis (delta +) indicated a close association between species by region, although the number of species varied greatly. About half of the species did not occur cross the locations (n = 20), indicating strong habitat preferences of Dokdo macrofaunal assemblages. Overall, the diversity of Dokdo was greater than that of Ulleung Island (east coast), but comparable to that of the well-developed tidal flats in the western Korean waters, highlighting its status as a biodiversity hotspot.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/1211
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.03.068
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.119, no.2, pp.162 - 170, 2017
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Keywords
Marine invertebrates; Ecological checklist; Biogeography; Dokdo; Ulleung Island; Korea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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