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Table 2 Summary of operations where invertebrate fauna was collected, with total specimens and species collected by each gear type

From: Invertebrate diversity in the deep Great Australian Bight (200–5000 m)

Gear type Total operations Total specimensa Total speciesb
Beam Trawl 62 85,783 907
Rock Dredge 27 1018 103
Benthic Sled 10 232 57
Instrumented Corer/Multicorer 51 957 160
Piston Corer 8 90 14
Smith-Macintyre Grab 13 149 62
ROV Pushcore 31 581 56
ROV collection 102 633 143
Total: 304 89,443 1459
  1. aTotal specimens collected, including specimens not included in further totals and analyses, due to damage or lack or taxonomic expertise (e.g. Nematoda)
  2. bTotal species includes all Operational Taxonomic Units identified. Gear totals show all species collected by that gear type, not species unique to that gear