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Feeding habits of young predator fish in marsh creeks along the salinity gradient of the Westerschelde [Voedingsgewoonten van jonge predatorvissen in schorkreken langs de saliniteitsgradiënt van de Westerschelde]
Contact: Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (UGent-MARBIOL), more

Availability: Restricted
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Description
Predatory fish were sampled along the salinity gradient of the Westerschelde and their stomach contents were compared in a quantitative and a qualitative manner. The density and biomass of macrobenthos, being the prey of these fish, was recorded.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Fish, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Keywords:
Marine, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Feeding, Fish, Salinity gradients, Salt marshes, ANE, Belgium, Zwin, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Schor van Waarde, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Verdronken Land van Saeftinge, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Zuidgors, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Belgium, Schelde R., Dicentrarchus labrax, Platichthys flesus (Linneaus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Zwin [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Schor van Waarde [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Verdronken Land van Saeftinge [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Zuidgors [Marine Regions]
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Schelde R. Stations [Marine Regions]
Grembergen

Temporal coverage
April 2000 - October 2000
May 2000 - October 2000

Taxonomic coverage
Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Platichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Parameters
Diet composition of fish, Macrobenthos biomass, Macrobenthos density, Stomach fullness index of fish

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata ownerdata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Factors influencing the habitat value of tidal marshes for nekton in the Westerschelde estuary, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Hampel, H. (2003). Factors influencing the habitat value of tidal marshes for nekton in the Westerschelde estuary. PhD Thesis. University of Gent: Gent. 148 + appendices pp., more
Hampel, H. (2004). Factors influencing the habitat value of tidal marshes for nekton in the Westerschelde estuary, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) (2004). VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 5 March 2004: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 17: pp. 144-148, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-08-10
Information last updated: 2007-11-30
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