Data with maximum number of bivalve individuals, including unidentified individuals (XNI approach)
datasetposted on 25.11.2019 by Anja Buerkli, Anthony B. Wilson
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This table provides the raw numbers of living and dead specimens of all mollusc taxa that were recovered in benthic assemblages, listed separately for all censuses. The dataset includes the few dead bivalve and gastropod specimens that could not be identified and were thus excluded from all analyses. Individual numbers are uncorrected for disarticulated valves of single bivalve individuals. As each empty bivalve valve was assumed to represent a unique individual ("XNI approach"), this dataset thus provides the maximum number of bivalve individuals.