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Hussein, K.B.; Talet, L.B. (2019). A preliminary inventory of biodiversity and benthic habitats of “Plane” Island (Paloma) in Oran Bay, north western Algeria, (western Mediterranean). Journal of the Black Sea / Mediterranean Environment. 25 (1): 49-72.
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Hussein, K.B.; Talet, L.B.
2019
A preliminary inventory of biodiversity and benthic habitats of “Plane” Island (Paloma) in Oran Bay, north western Algeria, (western Mediterranean)
Journal of the Black Sea / Mediterranean Environment
25 (1): 49-72
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This study aimed to create an inventory of the prominent species in “Plane” Island on the Algerian coast of the Mediterranean Sea for the conservation interest and to classify rocky benthic habitats. The study was carried out at eight stations by 27 dives between the surface and 34 m depth from 2014 to 2015. In total, 201 taxa were listed, of which 30% consists of macroalgae, 1% phanerogams, 52% macroinvertebrates and 17% fish. The biotope was characterized by the presence of 6 biocenosis of hard rock (19 associations and 9 facies). The bioconcretions were represented by red and yellow gorgonians and other sessile macrofauna that embellishes the coralligenous habitat. The macrobenthos were marked by the presence of several species. Exotic and sometimes invasive species were also present, such as Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea, Codium fragile, Asparagopsis armata, Asparagopsis taxiformis and Oculina patagonica. “Plane” Island represents a space with multiple stakes and uses, which requires a thorough study, valorization and a rational and durable exploitation in order to preserve its major assets. The study will provide support for the management of coastal ecosystems, such as those in “Plane” Island, aiming to create a marine protected area and the strengthening of fisheries regulations, as a veritable hot spot of biodiversity along the Algerian coasts
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Western Mediterranean for Agelas oroides (Schmidt, 1864) 
Western Mediterranean for Anchinoe fictitius (Bowerbank, 1866) 
Western Mediterranean for Aplysilla sulfurea Schulze, 1878 
Western Mediterranean for Axinella cannabina (Esper, 1794) 
Western Mediterranean for Axinella polypoides Schmidt, 1862 
Western Mediterranean for Axinella verrucosa (Esper, 1794) 
Western Mediterranean for Cacospongia mollior Schmidt, 1862 
Western Mediterranean for Chondrilla nucula Schmidt, 1862 
Western Mediterranean for Chondrosia reniformis Nardo, 1847 
Western Mediterranean for Clathrina coriacea (Montagu, 1814) 
Western Mediterranean for Crambe crambe (Schmidt, 1862) 
Western Mediterranean for Dysidea avara (Schmidt, 1862) 
Western Mediterranean for Dysidea fragilis (Montagu, 1814) 
Western Mediterranean for Hamigera hamigera (Schmidt, 1862) 
Western Mediterranean for Hippospongia communis (Lamarck, 1814) 
Western Mediterranean for Ircinia fasciculata sensu Vacelet, 1959 
Western Mediterranean for Ircinia oros (Schmidt, 1864) 
Western Mediterranean for Phorbas paupertas sensu Boury-Esnault, 1971  (inaccurate)
Western Mediterranean for Phorbas tenacior (Topsent, 1925) 
Western Mediterranean for Sarcotragus spinosula Schmidt, 1862 
Western Mediterranean for Spirastrella cunctatrix Schmidt, 1868 
Western Mediterranean for Spongia officinalis Linnaeus, 1759 


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