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Hyperbenthos community in the salt marsh of Saeftinghe in 1990 and 1991
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Dankwa H.R.; Hamerlynck O.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME). VUB; Marine Biology Section, Zoology Institute. Ugent: Belgium; (2016): Hyperbenthos community in the salt marsh of Saeftinghe in 1990 and 1991.

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Density and biomass of hyperbenthos species in the salt marsh community of Saeftinghe between March 1990 and October 1991. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Dankwa, H.R. (1993). Utilization of estuarine salt marshes by postlarval brown shrimp Crangon crangon. MSc Thesis. RUG: Gent. 49 pp. more

Monthly samples were collected with a stow net in an intertidal creek in the marsh of Saeftinghe. Fishing lasted a complete tidal cycle and the net was hauled every hour providing in general, three flood samples and four ebb samples. Water height and the current speed were recorded every fifteen minutes. These two variables were used in the estimation of densities and biomasses. Densities and biomasses were estimated for every hour sampled based on the number of animals and the volume of water that passed through the net within that particular period. From these, estimates for each sampling period were made for the whole creek considering the volume of water that passed through the creek over the same period of time. This was done for each flood and ebb sample. Sixty eight species were caught during the study period but only thirty eight were found to occur regularly in the marsh creek.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Benthos > Hyperbenthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Salt marsh, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Saeftinge, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Alburnus alburnus (Linnaeus, 1758), Ammodytes tobianus Linnaeus, 1758, Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758), Atherina (Hepsetia) presbyter Cuvier, 1829, Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758), Bathyporeia Lindström, 1855, Carcinus Leach, 1814, Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758), Chelon labrosus (Risso, 1827), Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758, Clupeidae Cuvier, 1816, Corophium lacustre Vanhöffen, 1911, Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766), Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758), Daphnia magna Straus, 1820, Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758), Eurydice pulchra Leach, 1816, Gammarus Fabricius, 1775, Gammarus duebeni Lilljeborg, 1852, Gammarus salinus Spooner, 1947, Gammarus tigrinus Sexton, 1939, Gammarus zaddachi Sexton, 1912, Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758, Gastrosaccus spinifer (Goës, 1864), Haustorius arenarius (Slabber, 1769), Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766), Lekanesphaera rugicauda (Leach, 1814), Liocarcinus holsatus (Fabricius, 1798), Liza ramada (Risso, 1827), Macropodia Leach, 1814, Megalops Lacepède, 1803, Merlangius merlangus (Linnaeus, 1758), Mesopodopsis slabberi (Van Beneden, 1861), Neomysis integer (Leach, 1814), Nereis Linnaeus, 1758, Orchestia gammarellus (Pallas, 1766), Palaemon elegans Rathke, 1836, Palaemonetes Heller, 1869, Palaemonetes varians (Leach, 1814), Paragnathia formica (Hesse, 1864), Pisces, Pleurobrachia pileus (O. F. Müller, 1776), Pleuronectes flesus Linnaeus, 1758, Pleuronectes platessa Linnaeus, 1758, Pleusymtes glaber (Boeck, 1861), Pomatoschistus Gill, 1863, Pomatoschistus lozanoi (de Buen, 1923), Pomatoschistus microps (Krøyer, 1838), Pomatoschistus minutus (Pallas, 1770), Portumnus latipes (Pennant, 1777), Praunus flexuosus (Müller, 1776), Pungitius pungitius (Linnaeus, 1758), Sagitta elegans Verrill, 1873, Schistomysis kervillei (G.O. Sars, 1885), Schistomysis spiritus (Norman, 1860), Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758), Sprattus sprattus (Linnaeus, 1758), Stizostedion lucioperca (Linnaeus, 1758), Syngnathus rostellatus Nilsson, 1855

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Saeftinge
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 4,2053; MinLat: 51,3669 - MaxLong: 4,2053; MaxLat: 51,3669 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
March 1990 - October 1991

Taxonomic coverage
Alburnus alburnus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Ammodytes tobianus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Atherina (Hepsetia) presbyter Cuvier, 1829 [WoRMS]
Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Bathyporeia Lindström, 1855 [WoRMS]
Carcinus Leach, 1814 [WoRMS]
Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Chelon labrosus (Risso, 1827) [WoRMS]
Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Clupeidae Cuvier, 1816 [WoRMS]
Corophium lacustre Vanhöffen, 1911 [WoRMS]
Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Daphnia magna Straus, 1820 [WoRMS]
Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Eurydice pulchra Leach, 1816 [WoRMS]
Gammarus Fabricius, 1775 [WoRMS]
Gammarus duebeni Lilljeborg, 1852 [WoRMS]
Gammarus salinus Spooner, 1947 [WoRMS]
Gammarus tigrinus Sexton, 1939 [WoRMS]
Gammarus zaddachi Sexton, 1912 [WoRMS]
Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Gastrosaccus spinifer (Goës, 1864) [WoRMS]
Haustorius arenarius (Slabber, 1769) [WoRMS]
Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
Lekanesphaera rugicauda (Leach, 1814) [WoRMS]
Liocarcinus holsatus (Fabricius, 1798) [WoRMS]
Liza ramada (Risso, 1827) [WoRMS]
Macropodia Leach, 1814 [WoRMS]
Megalops Lacepède, 1803 [WoRMS]
Merlangius merlangus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Mesopodopsis slabberi (Van Beneden, 1861) [WoRMS]
Neomysis integer (Leach, 1814) [WoRMS]
Nereis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Orchestia gammarellus (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
Palaemon elegans Rathke, 1836 [WoRMS]
Palaemonetes Heller, 1869 [WoRMS]
Palaemonetes varians (Leach, 1814) [WoRMS]
Paragnathia formica (Hesse, 1864) [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Pleurobrachia pileus (O. F. Müller, 1776) [WoRMS]
Pleuronectes flesus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Pleuronectes platessa Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Pleusymtes glaber (Boeck, 1861) [WoRMS]
Pomatoschistus Gill, 1863 [WoRMS]
Pomatoschistus lozanoi (de Buen, 1923) [WoRMS]
Pomatoschistus microps (Krøyer, 1838) [WoRMS]
Pomatoschistus minutus (Pallas, 1770) [WoRMS]
Portumnus latipes (Pennant, 1777) [WoRMS]
Praunus flexuosus (Müller, 1776) [WoRMS]
Pungitius pungitius (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Sagitta elegans Verrill, 1873 [WoRMS]
Schistomysis kervillei (G.O. Sars, 1885) [WoRMS]
Schistomysis spiritus (Norman, 1860) [WoRMS]
Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Sprattus sprattus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Stizostedion lucioperca (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Syngnathus rostellatus Nilsson, 1855 [WoRMS]

Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit volume of the water body [BODC]
Area of sample collector (aperture) {mouth area} [BODC]
Hyperbenthos biomass
Hyperbenthos density
Size of sample collector (mesh) {mesh size} [BODC]

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creatordata creator
Hamerlynck, Olivier
Cattrijsse, André
Onderzoeksdomein Visserij, moredata creator
Redant, Frank
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME)data creator
Dankwa, Hederick

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Parent dataset:
Salt marsh creeks in the brackish part of the Westerschelde estuary as habitat for fishes and macrocrustaceans
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Based on this dataset
Cattrijsse, A. (1994). Schorkreken in het brakke deel van het Westerschelde estuarium als habitat voor vissen en macrocrustacea. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent, Vakgroep morfologie, systematiek en ecologie: Gent. V, 123 pp.
Dankwa, H.R. (1993). Utilization of estuarine salt marshes by postlarval brown shrimp Crangon crangon. MSc Thesis. RUG: Gent. 49 pp.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-10-18
Information last updated: 2016-10-06
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