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      Macrobenthic fauna from an upwelling coastal area of Peru (Warm Temperate South-eastern Pacific province -Humboldtian ecoregion)

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          A total of 162 species and subspecies of marine macroinvertebrates were recorded in the submerged soft and hard substrates around the PERU LNG marine terminal and surrounding area, in the central coast of Peru, 167 km south of Lima, Peru. The collection of specimens was carried out from June 2011 to June 2015 as part of the research studies conducted by the Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Program (BMAP) around the marine terminal. The area is part of the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem, one of the most important upwelling systems in the world.

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          We identified specimens belonging to 83 families and seven phyla. The list was assembled from the taxonomic identifications made by the BMAP. We identified species and subspecies belonging to phyla Annelida , Arthropoda , Brachiopoda , Cnidaria , Echinodermata , Bryozoa and Mollusca . Phyla Annelida (60 spp.), Arthropoda (47 spp.)and Mollusca (45 spp.) exhibited the largest number of species.

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                Journal
                Biodivers Data J
                Biodivers Data J
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Pensoft Publishers
                1314-2828
                2018
                10 September 2018
                : 6
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Oceansnell, S.L. – Marine Environmental Consulting, Valencia, Spain Oceansnell, S.L. – Marine Environmental Consulting Valencia Spain
                [2 ] Laboratorio de Biología y Sistemática de Invertebrados Marinos (LabSIM), Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru Laboratorio de Biología y Sistemática de Invertebrados Marinos (LabSIM), Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Lima Peru
                [3 ] Center for Conservation and Sustainability, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Washington, DC, United States of America Center for Conservation and Sustainability, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Washington, DC United States of America
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Ximena Vélez-Zuazo ( xvelezuazo@ 123456gmail.com ).

                Academic editor: Dimitris Poursanidis

                Article
                Biodiversity Data Journal 9915
                10.3897/BDJ.6.e28937
                6160799

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC0 Public Domain Dedication.

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                Figures: 2, Tables: 0, References: 41
                Categories
                Taxonomic Paper
                Invertebrata
                Biodiversity & Conservation
                South America
                Peru

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