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VIS - Fishes in estuarine habitats in Flanders, Belgium

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VIS - Fishes in estuarine habitats in Flanders, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). The dataset contains over 70.000 fish occurrences sampled between 1992 and 2012 from almost 50 locations in the estuaries of the river Yser and the river Scheldt, in Flanders, Belgium. The dataset includes 115 fish species, as well as a number of non-target crustacean species. The data are retrieved from the Fish Information System (VIS), a database set up to monitor the status of fishes and their habitats in Flanders and are collected in support of the Water Framework Directive, the Habitat Directive, certain red lists, and biodiversity research. Additional information, such as measurements, absence information and abiotic data are available upon request. Issues with the dataset can be reported at
Date available 02/04/2014
Publisher Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek


INBO Research theme(s)

  • Water
  • Data & infrastructure

Taxonomic List

  • bony fishes (Osteichtyes)
  • jawless fishes (Agnatha)

Biomedical sciences (EWI categorisation)

  • B280-animal-ecology