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MICHIMIT: Migration of Chinese mitten crabs (Eriocheir sinensis) in the Scheldt Estuary, Belgium
Citation
Schoelynck, Jonas; Keirsebelik, Heleen (2020): Migration of Chinese mitten crabs (Eriocheir sinensis) in the Scheldt Estuary, Belgium

Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Description
The invasive Chinese mitten crab is a freshwater species, however, for its reproduction it is dependent on salt water. Therefore, adult Chinese mitten crabs migrate during autumn from their freshwater habitat towards the sea via the River Scheldt. Through acoustic telemetry we hope to uncover the timing of this migration, their migration speed and the timing and place of reproduction (does it take place in the Scheldt Estuary or in the North Sea?). This information is valuable to have a better understanding of the ecology and lifecycle of this species in its invasive range, but could possibly be used for management purposes as well.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Acoustic telemetry, Tracking, Belgium, Nete, Belgium, North Sea, Belgium, Scheldt, Crustacea, Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Nete
Belgium, North Sea [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Scheldt [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
9 October 2020 - 28 February 2022

Taxonomic coverage
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 [WoRMS]

Contributors
Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Departement Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteembeheer (ECOBE), moredata creator
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata manager
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata manager

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
ETN data: fish acoustic receiver network, more


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-11-10
Information last updated: 2020-11-10
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