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Epibenthic fauna along the salinity gradient in the Westerschelde area in 1990
Citation
Puturuhu L.; Vincx M.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME). VUB; Marine Biology Section, Zoology Institute. Ugent : Belgium; (2015): Epibenthic fauna along the salinity gradient in the Westerschelde area in 1990. (http://www.vliz.be/en/imis?module=dataset&dasid=4590)
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Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Overview of monthly epibenthic fauna in a marine and brackish zone along the salinity gradient of the Westerschelde in 1990. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Puturuhu, L. (1994). Density, biomass and feeding consumption of some demersal fish along salinity gradient in the Westerschelde area. MSc Thesis. RUG: Gent. IV, 44 pp. more

The epibenthic fauna was collected with the R. V. 'Luctor' with a 3 metre beam trawl every month during 1990. Forty-five epibenthic species were found in the study area and dominated by brown shrimp Crangon crangon, lozano's goby Pomatoschistus lozanoi, sand goby P. minutus, dab Limanda limanda and shore crab Carcinus maenas.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Epibenthos, Salinity gradients, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Carcinus maenas, Crangon crangon, Limanda limanda, Pomatoschistus lozanoi, Pomatoschistus minutus

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
January 1990 - December 1990
Monthly

Taxonomic coverage
Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Limanda limanda (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Pomatoschistus lozanoi (de Buen, 1923) [WoRMS]
Pomatoschistus minutus (Pallas, 1770) [WoRMS]

Parameters
Ash-free dry weight (AFDW) biomass , Epibenthos density Methodology
Epibenthos density: Beam Trawling
Samples were taken from the R/V Shikmona using a 1.15 m wide beam trawl. Each "run" had a duration of 20 minutes and three "runs" were taken in each station.

Contributors
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), moredata creator Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Puturuhu, L. (1994). Density, biomass and feeding consumption of some demersal fish along salinity gradient in the Westerschelde area. MSc Thesis. RUG: Gent. IV, 44 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2014-05-20
Information last updated: 2016-07-06
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