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The data in this dataset results from different sampling campaigns along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt and the Suez Channel. Most samples of Polychaetes were taken using a Van Veen grab, while samples from Port Said Harbour were collected by knife and net used for collecting fauna. Specimens including those of newly described species were deposited at the Marine Reference Collection Center of National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Alexandria under Code Numbers.
Within the frame work, organized by the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Alexandria, Egypt, 15 quantitative samples were collected and analysed for Polychaetes using a Van Veen grab on the soft bottom, at depths ranging from 12m to 106 m. Samples were taken over two seasons (spring and summer, 2008) during two trips to the Northeastern coast of the Egyptian Mediterranean waters at El Tina Bay, Balteem, Abokhashaba and Gamasa.