Al Dammam
Basic information
Sample name: Al Dammam

Reference: A. M. Alahmed. 2012. Mosquito fauna (Diptera: Culicidae) of the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia and their seasonal abundance. Journal of King Saud University - Science 24:55-62 [ER 2195]
Country: Saudi Arabia

Coordinate: 26° 17' N, 50° 12' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Dammam
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Altered habitat: plantation
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 35.6
CMT: 16.7
MAP: 81.0
Habitat comments: "extensively industrialized, still there are some date palm gardens that retain large amounts of rainwater which provide suitable breeding sites for mosquitoes"
climate data are for Al Qatif and are from Ebert (1965, Geographical Review)
Life forms: mosquitoes
Sampling methods: no design, light traps
Sample size: 11143
Years: 2004 - 2006
Days: 52
Nets or traps: 2
Net or trap nights: 104
Sampling comments: "During the period from March 2004 to February 2006, biweekly field trips were made... Adult mosquitoes were collected from the study area using one CDC and one standard New Jersey (NJ) light traps... The light traps were operated once every 2 weeks"
Sample: 2228
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-08-15 16:08:37
Modified: 2016-12-18 09:18:53
Abundance distribution
14 species
0 singletons
total count 11143
standardised richness: 14.0
Fisher's α: 1.580
geometric series k: 0.5626
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7851
Shannon's H: 1.7965
Good's u: 1.0000