Boletín de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras - INVEMAR
Print version ISSN 0122-9761
GARCIA-VALENCIA, Carolina and DIAZ, Juan Manuel. MOLLUCS ANT THEIR TAXOCOENOSIS IN SHALLOW BOTTOMS OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE CONTINENTAL SHELF OF THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN. bol. invemar [online]. 2000, vol.29, n.1, pp. 73-80. ISSN 0122-9761.
During a baseline survey of the shallow bottoms (10-50 m) of the southern continental shelf of the Colombian Caribbean, a total of 35 molluscan species belonging to 24 families was collected. Three main molluscan bottom assemblages were recognized according to species composition and abundance, whose distribution seems likely to be controlled rather by depth than by sediment features. Twenty four of the species were not recorded before from this area of the Colombian Caribbean.
Keywords : Mollusca; southern Caribbean; continental shelf; Colombia.