Regional and latitudinal patterns of soft-bottom macrobenthic invertebrates along French coasts: Results from the RESOMAR database

Type Article
Date 2017-12
Language English
Author(s) Gallon Regis K.1, 2, Lavesque Nicolas4, Grall Jacques2, 3, Labrune Celine5, Gremare Antoine4, Bachelet Guy4, Blanchet Hugues4, Bonifacio Paulo4, 5, Bouchet Vincent M. P.6, Dauvin Jean-Claude7, Desroy NicolasORCID8, Gentil Franck9, Guerin Laurent10, Houbin Celine9, Jourde Jerome11, Laurand Sandrine3, Le Duff Michel3, Le Garrec Vincent3, de Montaudouin Xavier4, Olivier Frederic12, Orvain Francis13, Sauriau Pierre-Guy11, Thiebaut Eric9, Gauthier Olivier2, 3
Affiliation(s) 1 : UNICAEN, LUSAC, Conservatoire Natl Arts & Metiers, INTECHMER, Blvd Collignon, F-51000 Cherbourg, France.
2 : Univ Bretagne Occidentale, Inst Univ Europeen Mer, Lab Sci Environm Marin, LEMAR UMR CNRS UBO IRD IFREMER 6539, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
3 : Univ Bretagne Occidentale, Inst Univ Europeen Mer, CNRS, Observ Marin,UMS 3113, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
4 : Univ Bordeaux, CNRS, UMR 5805, EPOC,Stn Marine Arcachon, 2 Rue Prof Jolyet, F-33120 Arcachon, France.
5 : Sorbonne Univ, UPMC Univ Paris 6, UMR CNRS UPMC 8222, LECOB,Observ Oceanol, F-66650 Banyuls Sur Mer, France.
6 : Univ Lille, CNRS, Univ Littoral Cote dOpale, UMR 8187,LOG, F-62930 Wimereux, France.
7 : Normandie Univ, UNICAEN, UNIROUEN, Lab Morphodynam Continentals & Cotiere,UMR M2C 61, 24 Rue Tilleuls, F-14000 Caen, France.
8 : LER Bretagne Nord, IFREMER, 38 Rue Port Blanc, F-35801 Dinard, France.
9 : Sorbonne Univ, UPMC Univ Paris 6, CNRS,UMR 7144, Stn Biol Roscoff,Adaptat & Diversite Milieu Marin, Pl Georges Teissier, F-29680 Roscoff, France.
10 : Museum Natl Hist Nat, Serv Stat Marines, Stn Marine Dinard, CRESCO, 38 Rue Port Blanc, F-35801 Dinard, France.
11 : Univ La Rochelle, UMR CNRS 7266, LIENSs, BBtiment ILE,2 Rue Olympe Gouges, F-17000 La Rochelle, France.
12 : Museum Natl Hist Nat, Stn Marine Concarneau, UMR CNRS MNHN UPMC UCBN IRD 7208, BOREA, F-14032 Caen, France.
13 : Normandie Univ, UNICAEN, UMR CNRS MNHN UPMC UCBN IRD 7208, BOREA, F-14032 Caen, France.
Source Journal Of Sea Research (1385-1101) (Elsevier Science Bv), 2017-12 , Vol. 130 , P. 96-106
DOI 10.1016/j.seares.2017.03.011
WOS© Times Cited 7
Keyword(s) Zoobenthos, Species richness, Regional pattern, Latitudinal pattern, Soft-bottom, France
Abstract This study aims to describe the patterns of soft bottom macrozoobenthic richness along French coasts. It is based on a collaborative database developed by the “Réseau des Stations et Observatoires Marins” (RESOMAR). We investigated patterns of species richness in sublittoral soft bottom habitats (EUNIS level 3) at two different spatial scales: 1) seaboards: English Channel, Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean Sea and 2) 0.5° latitudinal and longitudinal grid. Total observed richness, rarefaction curves and three incidence-based richness estimators (Chao2, ICE and Jacknife1) were used to compare soft bottom habitats species richness in each seaboard. Overall, the Mediterranean Sea has the highest richness and despite higher sampling effort, the English Channel hosts the lowest number of species. The distribution of species occurrence within and between seaboards was assessed for each major phylum using constrained rarefaction curves. The Mediterranean Sea hosts the highest number of exclusive species. In pairwise comparisons, it also shares a lower proportion of taxa with the Bay of Biscay (34.1%) or the English Channel (27.6%) than that shared between these two seaboards (49.7%). Latitudinal species richness patterns along the Atlantic and English Channel coasts were investigated for each major phylum using partial LOESS regression controlling for sampling effort. This showed the existence of a bell-shaped latitudinal pattern, highlighting Brittany as a hotspot for macrobenthic richness at the confluence of two biogeographic provinces.
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Gallon Regis K., Lavesque Nicolas, Grall Jacques, Labrune Celine, Gremare Antoine, Bachelet Guy, Blanchet Hugues, Bonifacio Paulo, Bouchet Vincent M. P., Dauvin Jean-Claude, Desroy Nicolas, Gentil Franck, Guerin Laurent, Houbin Celine, Jourde Jerome, Laurand Sandrine, Le Duff Michel, Le Garrec Vincent, de Montaudouin Xavier, Olivier Frederic, Orvain Francis, Sauriau Pierre-Guy, Thiebaut Eric, Gauthier Olivier (2017). Regional and latitudinal patterns of soft-bottom macrobenthic invertebrates along French coasts: Results from the RESOMAR database. Journal Of Sea Research, 130, 96-106. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :