Massive Molluscan Shell Accumulation on the Sea Side of Land Strips of Amvrakikos Gulf Lagoon Complex (NW Greece)

  • Konstantinos Tsolakos
  • George Katselis
  • John A. TheodorouEmail author
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The analysis of the molluscan shells deposition on the sea side of land strips of the lagoon complex of the NW Amvrakikos Gulf shows that bivalve (61.10%) and gasteropod (12.48%) shells constitute the major share of the organogenic material of the sea side land strips. Major representative bivalve species are Cerastoderma glaucum (35.32%) and Polititapes aureus (17.89%), while a range of other species, such as Loripes orbiculatus (4.06%), Mytilus galloprovincialis (2.76%), Peronidia albicans (2.66%), Chamelea gallina (1.80%), Modiolus barbatus (1.03%), Parvicardium exiguum (1.00%) were also present.


Amvrakikos Lagoon land strips Molluscan shell accumulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantinos Tsolakos
    • 1
  • George Katselis
    • 1
  • John A. Theodorou
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture TechnologyThe Western Greece University of Applied Sciences (TEI of Western Greece)MesolonghiGreece

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