Banyuls 31

Name of the station


Name in the BenthOBS database

SNO Banyuls 31


66 - Pyrénées-Orientales


Laboratoire d'Écogéochimie des Environnements Benthiques


Céline LABRUNE (

WFD water mass

FRDC01 – Frontière espagnole – Racou Plage



42.506667 (WGS84)

3.143167 (WGS84)

Start of the survey

1968, 1994, 2003

Periodicity of the survey

Once a year in winter since 2003, twice a year since 2019

Surveyed parameters

Benthic invertebrate macrofauna abundances (> 1 mm)

Biomass (AFDW)


Organic matter

Neighbourhood of other NOS


Direct access to data 


Historical data available in datasets Guille, Revisite_Banyuls, Natura_2000 and IBIS

Related bibliography

Guille A., 1969. Bionomie benthique du plateau continental de la côte catalane française. Université de Paris.


Grémare A., Amouroux J.-M. & Vetion G., 1998. Long-term comparison of macrobenthos within the soft bottoms of the Bay of Banyuls-sur-mer (Northwestern Mediterranean Sea). Journal of Sea Research, 40, 281-302


Labrune C., Grémare A. & Guizien K., 2007. Long-term comparison of soft bottom macrobenthos in the Bay of Banyuls-sur-Mer (Northwestern Mediterranean Sea): a reappraisal. Journal of Sea Research, 58, 125-143


Bonifácio P., Grémare A., Amouroux J.-M. & Labrune C., 2019. Climate-driven changes in macrobenthic communities in the Mediterranean Sea: a 10-year study in the Bay of Banyuls-sur-Mer. Ecology and Evolution, 9, 10483-10498. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5569