VIS - Post 2013 - Fishes in estuarine waters in Flanders, Belgium



    VIS - Post 2013 - Fishes in estuarine waters in Flanders, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). The database is described in Brosens et al. 2015 ( The dataset contains over 34 000 fish occurrences sampled between 2013 and 2016 from 33 locations in the estuaries of the river Yser and the Scheldt estuary or Zeeschelde, the part of the river Scheldt under tidal influence, in Flanders, Belgium. The dataset includes more than 60 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 made available4-Jan-2017
    PublisherInstituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek
    Temporal coverage2013 - 2015
    Geographical coverageThe dataset comprises the estuaries of the Zeeschelde, including tidal parts of the rivers Rupel, Durme, Zenne, Dijle and Grote Nete, and the River Yser.

    Thematic list

    • Water management
    • Species and biotopes
    • Coast and estuaries

    Taxonomic list

    • fishes (Pisces)
    • barnacles, crabs, lobsters and shrimps (Crustacea)

    Thematic List 2020

    • Water
    • Data & infrastructure

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