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VMM Biotic monitoring: Belgian Biotical Index [VMM Biotisch meetnet: Belgische Biotische Index]
Flemish Environment Agency (LNE-VMM): Belgium; (2020): VMM Biotic monitoring: Belgian Biotical Index.
Contact: ; Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij (LNE-VMM), more

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Data on species richness and abundances of macroinvertebrates. more

The biological research of VMM evaluates the quality of a watercourse as a biotope using the Belgian Biotic Index (BBI). This index is based on the presence or absence of aquatic invertebrates (macroinvertebrates). The index fluctuates between 0 (very poor quality) and 10 (very good quality). Data is used as an indicator for the WFD.

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates, Environmental quality/pollution
Fresh water, Brackish water, European Water Framework Directive (WFD), Indicators, Macroinvertebrates, Water quality, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Belgium, Dender R., Belgium, Dijle R., Belgium, Durme R., Belgium, Groot Schijn R., Belgium, Grote Nete R., Belgium, Kleine Nete R., Belgium, Rupel R., Belgium, Zeeschelde, Belgium, Zenne R., Acroloxus H. Beck, 1838, Aeshna Fabricius, 1775, Anax Leach, 1815, Ancylus O. F. Müller, 1773, Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758), Anisus S. Studer, 1820, Aphelocheirus Westwood, 1833, Arctocorisa Wallengren, 1894, Armiger Hartmann, 1843, Baetis Leach, 1815, Bathyomphalus Charpentier, 1837, Bithynia Leach, 1818, Caenis Stephens, 1835, Callicorixa White, 1873, Calopteryx Leach, 1815, Cloeon Leach, 1815, Cobitis taenia Linnaeus, 1758, Coenagrion Charpentier, 1840, , Corbicula Meunier, Corixa Geoffroy, 1762, Cottus gobio Linnaeus, 1758, Daphnia O.F. Müller, 1785, Dendrocoelum Ørsted, 1844, Dreissena Van Beneden, 1835, Dugesia Girard, 1850, Ephemera Linnaeus, 1758, Erpobdella Lamarck, 1818, Fasciola hepatica Linnaeus, 1758, Ferrissia B. Walker, 1903, Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758, Gerris Fabricius, 1794, Glossiphonia Johnson, 1816, Gyraulus Charpentier, 1837, Helobdella Blanchard, 1896, Hemiclepsis Vejdovský, 1884, Heptagenia Walsh, 1863, Hesperocorixa Kirkaldy, 1908, Hirudo Linnaeus, 1758, Hydra Linnaeus, 1758, Ischnura Charpentier, 1840, Lithoglyphus C. Pfeiffer, 1828, Lymnaea Lamarck, 1799, Menetus H. Adams & A. Adams, 1855, Micronecta Kirkaldy, 1897, Mytilopsis Conrad, 1857, Orthetrum Newman, 1833, Physa Draparnaud, 1801, Physella L. Pfeiffer, 1861, Piscicola Blainville, 1818, Pisidium C. Pfeiffer, 1821, Planorbarius Duméril, 1805, Planorbis O. F. Müller, 1773, Platycnemis Burmeister, 1839, Pleia Finlay, 1930 †, Pleuronectes flesus Linnaeus, 1758, Polycelis Ehrenberg, 1831, Pomatoschistus microps (Krøyer, 1838), Potamopyrgus Stimpson, 1865, Pseudamnicola Paulucci, 1878, Pungitius pungitius (Linnaeus, 1758), Pyrosoma Péron, 1804, Rangia Desmoulins, 1832, Segmentina J. Fleming, 1818, Sialis Latreille, 1802, Sigara Fabricius, 1775, Sphaerium Scopoli, 1777, Sympetrum Newman, 1833, Theodoxus Montfort, 1810, Trocheta Dutrochet, 1817, Unio Philipsson, 1788, Valvata O. F. Müller, 1773, Viviparus Montfort, 1810

Geographical coverage
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Dender R. [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Dijle R. [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Durme R. [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Groot Schijn R. [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Grote Nete R. [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Kleine Nete R. [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Rupel R. [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Zeeschelde [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Zenne R. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 19 May 1989 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Acroloxus H. Beck, 1838 [WoRMS]
Aeshna Fabricius, 1775 [WoRMS]
Anax Leach, 1815 [WoRMS]
Ancylus O. F. Müller, 1773 [WoRMS]
Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Anisus S. Studer, 1820 [WoRMS]
Aphelocheirus Westwood, 1833 [WoRMS]
Arctocorisa Wallengren, 1894 [WoRMS]
Armiger Hartmann, 1843 [WoRMS]
Baetis Leach, 1815 [WoRMS]
Bathyomphalus Charpentier, 1837 [WoRMS]
Bithynia Leach, 1818 [WoRMS]
Caenis Stephens, 1835 [WoRMS]
Callicorixa White, 1873 [WoRMS]
Calopteryx Leach, 1815 [WoRMS]
Cloeon Leach, 1815 [WoRMS]
Cobitis taenia Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Coenagrion Charpentier, 1840 [WoRMS]
Corbicula Meunier [WoRMS]
Corixa Geoffroy, 1762 [WoRMS]
Cottus gobio Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Daphnia O.F. Müller, 1785 [WoRMS]
Dendrocoelum Ørsted, 1844 [WoRMS]
Dreissena Van Beneden, 1835 [WoRMS]
Dugesia Girard, 1850 [WoRMS]
Ephemera Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Erpobdella Lamarck, 1818 [WoRMS]
Fasciola hepatica Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Ferrissia B. Walker, 1903 [WoRMS]
Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Gerris Fabricius, 1794 [WoRMS]
Glossiphonia Johnson, 1816 [WoRMS]
Gyraulus Charpentier, 1837 [WoRMS]
Helobdella Blanchard, 1896 [WoRMS]
Hemiclepsis Vejdovský, 1884 [WoRMS]
Heptagenia Walsh, 1863 [WoRMS]
Hesperocorixa Kirkaldy, 1908 [WoRMS]
Hirudo Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Hydra Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Ischnura Charpentier, 1840 [WoRMS]
Lithoglyphus C. Pfeiffer, 1828 [WoRMS]
Lymnaea Lamarck, 1799 [WoRMS]
Menetus H. Adams & A. Adams, 1855 [WoRMS]
Micronecta Kirkaldy, 1897 [WoRMS]
Mytilopsis Conrad, 1857 [WoRMS]
Orthetrum Newman, 1833 [WoRMS]
Physa Draparnaud, 1801 [WoRMS]
Physella L. Pfeiffer, 1861 [WoRMS]
Piscicola Blainville, 1818 [WoRMS]
Pisidium C. Pfeiffer, 1821 [WoRMS]
Planorbarius Duméril, 1805 [WoRMS]
Planorbis O. F. Müller, 1773 [WoRMS]
Platycnemis Burmeister, 1839 [WoRMS]
Pleia Finlay, 1930 † [WoRMS]
Pleuronectes flesus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Polycelis Ehrenberg, 1831 [WoRMS]
Pomatoschistus microps (Krøyer, 1838) [WoRMS]
Potamopyrgus Stimpson, 1865 [WoRMS]
Pseudamnicola Paulucci, 1878 [WoRMS]
Pungitius pungitius (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Pyrosoma Péron, 1804 [WoRMS]
Rangia Desmoulins, 1832 [WoRMS]
Segmentina J. Fleming, 1818 [WoRMS]
Sialis Latreille, 1802 [WoRMS]
Sigara Fabricius, 1775 [WoRMS]
Sphaerium Scopoli, 1777 [WoRMS]
Sympetrum Newman, 1833 [WoRMS]
Theodoxus Montfort, 1810 [WoRMS]
Trocheta Dutrochet, 1817 [WoRMS]
Unio Philipsson, 1788 [WoRMS]
Valvata O. F. Müller, 1773 [WoRMS]
Viviparus Montfort, 1810 [WoRMS]

Count of macro-invertebrates, Species diversity macro-invertebrates

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij (VMM), moredata creator

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Parent dataset:
VMM: Surface water monitoring network of the Flemish Environment Agency, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-07-09
Information last updated: 2020-12-08
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