Abundance data of benthic peracarid crustaceans from the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean
Peracarid data were collected in the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean. Sampling was performed during nine different expeditions on board of RRS James Clark Ross and RV Polarstern, using epibenthic sledges (EBS) at depth ranging between 160 – 6348 m at 109 locations. The correlation between environmental variables and peracarid abundance was investigated. Abundance data comprise a total of 128570 peracarids (52366 were amphipods, 28516 were cumaceans, 36142 isopods, 5676 mysidaceans and 5870 were tanaidaceans). The presented data are useful to investigate the composition and abundance patterns of peracarid orders at a wide depth range and spatial scale in the Southern Ocean. They can also be reused to compare their abundance with that of other taxa in broader ecological surveys.
Authors: Di Franco, Davide, Linse, Katrin ORCID record for Katrin Linse, Griffiths, Huw J. ORCID record for Huw J. Griffiths, Brandt, Angelika