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Coralligenous cliffs in Tuscany: distribution, extension of the habitat and structure of assemblage

  • Enrico Cecchi
  • Luigi Piazzi
  • Michela Ria
  • Giacomo Marino
  • Andrea Nicastro

The present study aims at assessing the distribution and extension of the coralligenous cliffs in Tuscany and describing the structure and the patterns of spatial variability. The mapping of seabed was obtained through Multibeam echosounder data coupled with video images. Coralligenous cliffs were sampled by SCUBA divers in 11 sectors of rocky costs following the STAR procedure. Coralligenous cliffs were present in all study sites, with a total length of about 62.5 km and a total surface of 0.47 km2. The linear extension of the habitat may be estimated about the 20% of Tuscany rocky coast.

  • Keywords:
  • Benthic assemblages,
  • Coralligenous reefs,
  • Mapping,
  • Mediterranean Sea,
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Enrico Cecchi

ARPAT, Italy

Luigi Piazzi

UNISS, Italy

Michela Ria

ARPAT, Italy

Giacomo Marino

ARPAT, Italy

Andrea Nicastro

ARPAT, Italy

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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

Coralligenous cliffs in Tuscany: distribution, extension of the habitat and structure of assemblage

Authors

Enrico Cecchi, Luigi Piazzi, Michela Ria, Giacomo Marino, Andrea Nicastro

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.56

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Publication Year

2022

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

Book Subtitle

Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

Editors

Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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Publication Year

2022

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© 2022 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1

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979-12-215-0030-1

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979-12-215-0031-8

Series Title

Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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2975-0423

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2975-0288

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