Study ID 125

MARMAP Chevron Trap Survey 1990-2009 (OBIS-USA)

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Realm: Marine
Climate: Temperate
Biome: Temperate shelf and seas ecoregions
Central latitude: 31.441647
Central longitude: -78.848859
Duration: 12 years, from 1988 to 2000

15092 records

101 distinct species

Across the time series Haemulon aurolineatum is the most frequently occurring species


Reichert, M. (2009) "MARMAP Chevron Trap Survey 1990-2009". SCDNR/NOAA MARMAP Program, SCDNR MARMAP Aggregate Data Surveys, The Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment, and Prediction (MARMAP) Program, Marine Resources Research Institute, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources U.S.A.. Available at:, accessed 2012.


Chevron traps were set on live-bottom reef areas on the continental shelf and upper slope. Chevron traps were arrowhead shaped (maximum dimensions of 1.5 m x 1.7 m x 0.6 m.; 0.91 m3 volume) and constructed of 35 mm x 35 mm square mesh plastic-coated wire. Chevron traps had one entrance funnel (?horseneck?). and one release panel to remove the catch. Each trap was soaked between 90 and 120 minutes. Unit of abundance = IndCountInt, Unit of biomass = Weight