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TISBE: Taxonomic Information System for the Belgian coastal area
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). Taxonomic Information System for the Belgian coastal area. 10 Aug 2004, Oostende, Belgium, Accessed on [dd/mm/yyyy].
Contact: Vandepitte, Leen

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Taxonomic Information System for the Belgian coastal area. Biogeographical information on (mainly) Belgian species. Focus area of the dataset spans from north of Wimereux (northern France) to the Scheldt estuary (southern Netherlands). more

With TISBE, VLIZ tries to develop a comprehensive list of species recorded from the Belgian coast, the Southern Bight of the North Sea and the surrounding countries. The focal area for this database spans from northern France (rocky shores north of Wimereux, where the fauna changes dramatically) to southern Holland, including the Delta area and whole of the tidal part of the Scheldt estuary. Distributions from further away are recorded only if the are listed in publications dealing mainly with distribution records from the focus area. The precision with which the distribution records, both on the geographical and on the temporal scale, are recorded, is variable: the closer a record is to the focal area, the more details we try and record. The sources of information are mainly published literature. All distribution records contain a description of the source. Leaving such an 'audit trail' makes it possible to check the validity of every single distribution record by going back to the sources of our information. TISBE is build on top of VLIZ's species register, Aphia, and this web application always contains links to taxonomic details, and other taxon-specific information, as they are known in Aphia. From within TISBE, only those species are visible that are known to occur in the area.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Birds, Biology > Fish, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton, Biology > Reptiles
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Bibliographic information, Biogeography, Biology, Ecology, Habitat, Morphology (organisms), Taxonomy, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, ANE, North Sea, Animalia, Fungi, Monera, Plantae, Protozoa

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -149,625; MinLat: -47,0124 - MaxLong: 180; MaxLat: 85 [WGS84]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1768 - 2007

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Fungi [WoRMS]
Monera [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]

Presence of biota

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata ownerdata creator
Vandepitte, Leen
Deneudt, Klaas
Appeltans, Ward

Related datasets
Child dataset:
Checklist for aquatic alien species in the Belgian part of the North Sea and adjacent estuaries
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species

Based on this dataset
Appeltans, W.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2003). TISBE & APHIA: on-line biological databases for marine species in Belgium and adjacent areas, in: Mees, J. et al. VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 28 February 2003: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 12: pp. 63
Vanden Berghe, E.; Deneudt, K.; Mees, J. (2002). TISBE: Taxonomic Information System for the BElgian continental shelf, in: Brown, M. et al. The Colour of Ocean Data: International Symposium on oceanographic data and information management, with special attention to biological data. Brussels, Belgium, 25-27 November 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 11: pp. 90
Vanden Berghe, E.; Mees, J.; Seys, J.; Cattrijsse, A.; Bulckaen, B. (2002). TISBE: Taxonomic Information System for the Belgian Continental Shelf, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 13 March 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 7: pp. 50

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Release date: 2004-08-10
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2019-01-02
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