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Ecological study of the fish fauna near the mouth of the Zwin in 1985 and 1986
Citable as data publication
Van Landtschoote E.; Coomans A.; Sectie Mariene Biologie; Laboratorium voor Morfologie en Systematiek der Dieren; Faculteit Wetenschappen. RUG: Belgium; (2016): Ecological study of the fish fauna near the mouth of the Zwin in 1985 and 1986. https://doi.org/10.14284/219
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Description
Data on the composition of the diet of 3 fish species and total species list of the caught fish with annual and monthly densities and biomass for 1985 and 1986 in front of the nature reserve of "het Zwin", in the neighbourhood of the Wester Scheldt estuary. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Van Landtschoote, E. (1986). Ecologisch onderzoek van de visfauna in de kustwateren ter hoogte van de Zwinmonding. BSc Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent. Faculteit Wetenschappen. Laboratorium voor Morfologie en Systematiek der Dieren. Sectie Mariene Biologie: Gent. 109 pp. more

To get an idea of the demersal fish fauna the shallow sub littoral (3-4 m at low water) of the sandy beach, in front of the nature reserve of "het Zwin" was sampled with the help of a 1.90 m fine-meshed (10 mm straightened mesh) tree-dredge-net in 1985. Some basic ecological parameters such as seasonally occurence, density and biomass were measured. Furthermore, the composition of the diet is evaluated for the species Agonus cataphractus, Liparis liparis and Pomatoschistus minutus, by means of stomach analysis.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, Demersal fishes, Stomach content, ANE, Belgium, Zwin, Agonus cataphractus (Linnaeus, 1758), Atheriniformes, Clupeiformes, Gadiformes, Gasterosteiformes, Liparis liparis (Linnaeus, 1766), Perciformes, Pleuronectiformes, Pomatoschistus minutus (Pallas, 1770), Scorpaeniformes

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Zwin [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1985 - 1986
Monthly

Taxonomic coverage
Agonus cataphractus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Atheriniformes [WoRMS]
Clupeiformes [WoRMS]
Gadiformes [WoRMS]
Gasterosteiformes [WoRMS]
Liparis liparis (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]
Perciformes [WoRMS]
Pleuronectiformes [WoRMS]
Pomatoschistus minutus (Pallas, 1770) [WoRMS]
Scorpaeniformes [WoRMS]

Parameters
Biomass prey items in stomach, Diet composition of fish, Dry weight fish, Fish density, Stomach content

Contributors
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:
Van Landtschoote, E. (1986). Ecologisch onderzoek van de visfauna in de kustwateren ter hoogte van de Zwinmonding. BSc Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent. Faculteit Wetenschappen. Laboratorium voor Morfologie en Systematiek der Dieren. Sectie Mariene Biologie: Gent. 109 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-08-10
Information last updated: 2016-10-05
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