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Polycystine Radiolarians from the water column and the surface sediments of the World Ocean

Latest version published by ArOBIS Centro Nacional Patagónico on Apr 5, 2017 ArOBIS Centro Nacional Patagónico

This data set includes information on the distribution of Polycystine Radiolaria, planktonic Foraminifera, Tintinnina, Pteropoda Euthecosomata and Chaetognatha recovered in plankton samples, sediment trap samples and surface sediment samples collected in the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Samples have been retrieved with plankton nets, suction pumps, sediment traps and sediment corers, processed for analysis and their zooplanktonic specific makeups identified.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 11,572 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Boltovskoy D (2015): Polycystine Radiolarians from the water column and the surface sediments of the World Ocean. v1.5. ArOBIS Centro Nacional Patagónico. Dataset/Occurrence.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is ArOBIS Centro Nacional Patagónico. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 842f0c9e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  ArOBIS Centro Nacional Patagónico publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.


Occurrence; zooplankton; Radiolaria; World Ocean; Foraminifera; Tintinnina; Pteropoda; Chaetognatha


Who created the resource:

Demetrio Boltovskoy
Instituto de Ecologia, Genetica y Evolucion de Buenos Aires, UBA. Ciudad Universitaria Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires AR

Who can answer questions about the resource:

María Rosa Marin
Professional support to research
Centro Nacional Patagónico - CONICET Bv. Almirante Brown 2915 U9120ACD Puerto Madryn Chubut AR +54 280 4883184 (int. 1202)

Who filled in the metadata:

María Rosa Marin
Professional support to research
Centro Nacional Patagónico - CONICET Bv. Almirante Brown 2915 U9120ACD Puerto Madryn Chubut AR +54 280 4883184 (int. 1202)

Who else was associated with the resource:

Renato Mazzanti
Coordinator of the Information Management Unit
Centro Nacional Patagonico-CONICET Bv. Almirante Brown 2915 U9120ACD Puerto Madryn Chubut AR +54 280 4883184 (int. 1260)

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-64.2, -166], North East [78, 179.93]

Sampling Methods


Study Extent --
Quality Control High Quality, using GPS since 1993. LORAN (LOng RAnge Navigation) for previous records.

Method step description:

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Bibliographic Citations

  1. Boltovskoy, E., Boltovskoy, D. 1970. Foraminíferos planctónicos vivos del Mar de la Flota (Antártica). Revista Española de Micropaleontología, 2(1):27-44.
  2. Boltovskoy, D. 1971. Contribución al conocimiento de los pterópodos thecosomados la sobre la plataforma continental bonaerense. Revista del Museo de La Plata, N.S., Secc. Zool., 11(100):121-136.
  3. Boltovskoy, D. 1971. Pterópodos thesosomados del Atlántico Sudoccidental. Malacologia, 11(1):121-140.
  4. Boltovskoy, D. 1973. Los euthecosomados del Mar Argentino y adyacencias (Mollusca: Pteropoda). Physis, Secc. A, 32(85):395-411.
  5. Boltovskoy, D. 1975. Pteropoda Thecosomata frente a las costas brasileñas (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Neotropica, 21(64):26-31.
  6. Boltovskoy, D. 1975. Some biometrical, ecological, morphological and distributional aspects of chaetognatha. Hydrobiologia, 46(4):515-534.
  7. Boltovskoy, D. 1975. Ecological aspects of zooplankton (Foraminifera, Pteropoda and Chaetognatha) of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. The Veliger, 18(2):203-216.
  8. Boltovskoy, D., Riedel, W.R. 1980. Polycystine Radiolaria from the Southwestern Atlantic ocean plankton. Revista Española de Micropaleontología, 12(1):99-146.
  9. Boltovskoy, D. 1981. Foraminifera, Pteropoda and Chaetognatha identified in a plankton collection from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Physis, Secc. A, 39(97):54. [Nota]
  10. Boltovskoy, D. 1981. Foraminifera, Pteropoda and Chaetognatha identified in a plankton collection from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Physis, Secc. A, 39(97):54. [Nota]
  11. Boltovskoy, D., Jankilevich, S.S. 1985. Radiolarian distribution in east equatorial Pacific plankton. Oceanologica Acta, 8(1):101-123.
  12. Boltovskoy, D., Riedel, W.R. 1987. Polycystine Radiolaria of the California Current region: seasonal and geographic patterns. Marine Micropaleontology, 12(1):65-104.
  13. Boltovskoy, D. 1987. Sedimentary record of radiolarian biogeography in the equatorial to Antarctic western Pacific Ocean. Micropaleontology, 33(3):267-281.
  14. Boltovskoy, E., Boltovskoy, D. 1988. Cenozoic deep-sea benthic Foraminifera: turnovers and between-site correlations. Revue de Micropaléontologie, 31(2):67-84.
  15. Boltovskoy, D. 1989. Radiolarian record of the last 40,000 years in the western equatorial Pacific. Oceanologica Acta, 12(1):79-86
  16. Boltovskoy, D., Alder, V.A., Spinelli, F. 1989. Summer Weddell Sea microplankton: assemblage structure, distribution and abundance, with special emphasis on the Tintinnina. Polar Biology, 9:447-456.
  17. Boltovskoy, E., Boltovskoy, D. 1989. Paleocene-Pleistocene benthic foraminiferal evidence of major paleoceanographic events in the eastern south Atlantic (DSDP Site 525, Walvis Ridge). Marine Micropaleontology, 14:283-316.
  18. Alder, V.A., Boltovskoy, D. 1991. Microplanktonic distributional patterns west of the Antarctic Peninsula, with special emphasis on the tintinnids. Polar Biology, 11(2):103-112.
  19. Boltovskoy, D. 1991. Holocene-upper Pleistocene radiolarian biogeography and paleoecology of the equatorial Pacific. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 86:227-241.
  20. Boltovskoy, D., Vivequin, S.M., Swanberg, N.R. 1991. Vertical distribution of tintinnids and associated microplankton in the upper layer of the Barents Sea. Sarsia, 76:141-151.
  21. Boltovskoy, D., Alder, V.A. 1992. Microzooplankton and tintinnid species-specific assemblage structures: patterns of distribution and year-to-year variations in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica). Journal of Plankton Research, 14:1405-1423.
  22. Boltovskoy, D. 1992. Current and productivity patterns in the equatorial Pacific across the last glacial maximum based on radiolarian east-west and downcore faunal gradients. Micropaleontology, 38(4):1-18.
  23. Boltovskoy, D., Alder, V.A., Abelmann, A. 1993. Radiolarian sedimentary imprint in Atlantic equatorial sediments: comparison with the yearly flux at 853 m. Marine Micropaleontology, 23(1):1-12.
  24. Boltovskoy, D., Alder, V.A., Abelmann, A. 1993. Annual flux of Radiolaria and other shelled plankters in the eastern equatorial Atlantic at 853 m: seasonal variations and Polycystine species-specific responses. Deep-Sea Research, 40(9):1863-1895.
  25. Kling, S.A., Boltovskoy, D. 1995. Radiolarian vertical distribution patterns across the southern California Current. Deep-Sea Research, 42(2):191-231.
  26. Boltovskoy, D., Swanberg, N.R., Vivequin, S.M. 1995. Tintinnids and other microplankton from the Greenland Sea: abundance and distribution in the Marginal Ice Zone (May-June 1989). Marine Ecology (P.S.Z.N.), 16(2):117-131.
  27. Boltovskoy, D., Oberhaensli, H., Wefer, G. 1996. Radiolarian assemblages in the eastern tropical Atlantic: patterns in the plankton and in sediment trap samples. Journal of Marine Systems, 8(1/2):31-51.
  28. Boltovskoy, D., Uliana, E., Wefer, G. 1996. Seasonal variations in the flux of microplankton and radiolarian assemblage compositions in the northeastern tropical Atlantic at 2195 m. Limnology & Oceanography, 41(4):615-635.
  29. Boltovskoy, E., Boltovskoy, D., Correa, N. Brandini, F. 1996. Planktonic foraminifers from the Southwestern Atlantic (30 to 60°S): species-specific patterns in the upper 50 m. Marine Micropaleontology, 28:53-72.
  30. Thompson, G.A., Alder, V.A., Boltovskoy, D., Brandini, F. 1999. Abundance and biogeography of tintinnids (Ciliophora) and associated microzooplankton in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Plankton Research, 21(7):1265-1298.
  31. Boltovskoy, E., Boltovskoy, D., Brandini, F. 2000. Planktonic Foraminifera from south-western Atlantic epipelagic waters: abundance, distribution and year-to-year variations. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 79:203-213.
  32. Thompson, G.A., Alder, V.A., Boltovskoy, D. 2001. Tintinnids (Ciliophora) and other microzooplankton (>30 µm) in Southwestern Atlantic shelf break waters. Marine Ecology (PSZN), 22(4):343-355.
  33. Boltovskoy, D., Kogan, M., Alder, V,., Mianzan, H. 2003. First record of a brackish radiolarian (Polycystina): Lophophaena rioplatensis n. sp. in the Río de la Plata estuary. Journal of Plankton Research, 25:1551-1559.

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marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 842f0c9e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a