Benthic foraminifera of Laucala Bay, Suva, Fiji

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This checklist provides the first confirmed species occurrences of benthic foraminifera in Laucala Bay (Suva, Fiji).

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Sharma A (2021): Benthic foraminifera of Laucala Bay, Suva, Fiji. v1.1. The University of the South Pacific. Dataset/Checklist.


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Geographic Coverage

Laucala Bay, Suva, Fiji.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-18.198, 178.396], North East [-18.105, 178.58]

Taxonomic Coverage

Phylum foraminifera

Phylum Foraminifera

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2004-03-01 / 2004-07-31

Sampling Methods

Sediment samples of approximately 1kg were collected from 12 sites in Laucala Bay and one site in Suva Harbour, using a grab sampler.

Study Extent This dataset describes the species of foraminifera that were identified in Laucala Bay, Suva, Fiji, as part of a Master of Science research thesis.

Method step description:

  1. Detailed methodology can be obtained from the Master of Science thesis in the Bibliography section.

Collection Data

Collection Name USP Marine Collection
Collection Identifier 5645 - 5714

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Sharma, A. D. (2007). A study of the benthic foraminifera of Laucala Bay, with special focus on Marginopora vertebralis. Master of Science in Marine Science thesis. The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

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Alternative Identifiers c9099bac-616c-44bf-8319-0b9b1f589121