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Meiobenthos of the Dutch Continental Shelf in spring 1991
Citable as data publication
Huys R.; De Smet G.; Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum: The United Kingdom; Marine Biology Section, Zoology Institute. Ugent: Belgium; (2016): Meiobenthos of the Dutch Continental Shelf in spring 1991. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/237
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Description
Meiofauna composition for 22 stations in the Dutch Continental Shelf in spring 1991. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report:Huys, R.; De Smet, G. (1991). Het meiobenthos van het Nederlands Continentaal Plat voorjaar 1991: rapportage in het kader van het biologisch monitoring project. NIOO: Yerseke. 57 pp. more

First part of the dataset gives an overview all meiofauna taxa with corresponding densities which were found at 22 stations sampled between 15 April and 22 July 1991. The second part gives a detailed overview of the Copepoda species, age and sex composition and related densities and biomass for some selected striata based on Huys et al. (1992).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Age composition, Meiobenthos, Sediment analysis, Sex composition, Species composition, ANE, Netherlands, Dutch Continental Shelf, Bryozoa, Cnidaria, Copepoda, Cyclopinidae, Cylindropsyllidae, Gastrotricha, Halacaridae, Kinorhyncha, Leptastacidae, Mollusca, Nematoda, Oligochaeta, Ostracoda, Paramesochridae, Polychaeta, Priapulida, Tardigrada, Turbellaria

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Dutch Continental Shelf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
15 April 1991 - 22 July 1991

Taxonomic coverage
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Cyclopinidae Sars G.O., 1913 [WoRMS]
Cylindropsyllidae Sars G.O., 1909 [WoRMS]
Gastrotricha [WoRMS]
Halacaridae Murray, 1877 [WoRMS]
Kinorhyncha [WoRMS]
Leptastacidae Lang, 1948 [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Paramesochridae Lang, 1944 [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Priapulida [WoRMS]
Tardigrada [WoRMS]
Turbellaria [WoRMS]

Parameters
Ash-free dry weight (AFDW) biomass , Copepoda biomass, Grain size distribution, Meiobenthos density

Contributors
Natural History Museum; Department of Zoology, 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:
Huys, R.; De Smet, G. (1991). Het meiobenthos van het Nederlands Continentaal Plat voorjaar 1991: rapportage in het kader van het Biologisch Monitoring Project. NIOO: Yerseke. [22], 57 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-08-25
Information last updated: 2016-10-11
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