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Ecological epibenthic data of the Scheldt estuary: historical data (1988-2001) [Ecologische epibentische data van het Schelde-estuarium: historische data (1988-2001)]

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Data concerning the ecology of epibenthic macro-invertebrates and fishes were collected in the Westerschelde. more

Data were collected on the ecology of epibenthic macro-invertebrate and fish species in the Westerschelde estuary. More specifically, the following was studied:
  • the spatial and temporal distribution patterns of the epibenthos. A number of environmental variables were measured and possible correlations with species densities were checked.
  • the stomach content of demersal fish. Correlations between stomach content data and the availability of different mysid species in different seasons and habitats were investigated.
  • diurnal, seasonal and spatial patterns in the diet of the brown shrimp Crangon crangon.

Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Benthic boundary layer, Biological data, Ecology, Epibenthos, Estuaries, Salinity gradients, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758), Crustacea, Invertebrata, Mysidacea, Pisces

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

Temporal coverage
1988 - 2001

Taxonomic coverage
Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Mysidacea [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]

Biomass, Biota density, Density, Dissolved oxygen (O2), Fish standard length, Salinity, Secchi depth, Stomach content, Temperature in water

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

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Parent dataset:
Ecological epibenthic data of the Scheldt estuary, more

Based on this dataset:
Hostens, K. (2003). The demersal fish and macro-invertebrate assemblages of the Westerschelde and Oosterschelde estuaries (Southern Bight of the North Sea) = De demersale vis- en macro-invertebraten gemeenschappen van de Westerschelde en Oosterschelde estuaria (Zuidelijke Bocht van de Noordzee). PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Faculteit Wetenschappen: Gent. XVI, 205, 1 cd-rom pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-09-16
Information last updated: 2007-11-21
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