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Gridded abundance maps of the benthic species from the North Sea
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ); (2015): Gridded abundance maps of the benthic species from the North Sea; European Marine Observation Data Network (EMODnet) Biology project (, funded by the European Commission’s Directorate - General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE).

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Gridded abundance maps of selected benthos taxa in the North Sea. This product was developed with DIVA (Data-Interpolating Variational Analysis) and the Scale: log-transformed abundance. Data was derived from the 1986 North Sea Benthos Survey (Craeymeersh J., P. Kingston, E. Rachor, G. Duineveld, Carlo Heip, Edward Vanden Berghe, 1986: North Sea Benthos Survey.).

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Interpolated mapping, ANE, North Sea, Abra prismatica (Montagu, 1808), Amphiura filiformis (O.F. Müller, 1776), Bathyporeia elegans Watkin, 1938, Chaetozone setosa Malmgren, 1867, Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777), Goniada maculata Örsted, 1843, Harpinia antennaria Meinert, 1890, Lunatia poliana (Della Chiaje, 1826), Marenzelleria Mesnil, 1896, Mysella bidentata (Montagu, 1803), Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818, Nephtys longosetosa Örsted, 1842, Ophelia borealis Quatrefages, 1866, Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839, Owenia fusiformis Delle Chiaje, 1844, Scoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776), Spio filicornis (Müller, 1776), Spiophanes bombyx (Claparède, 1870), Spiophanes kroyeri Grube, 1860

Geographical coverage
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Abra prismatica (Montagu, 1808) [WoRMS]
Amphiura filiformis (O.F. Müller, 1776) [WoRMS]
Bathyporeia elegans Watkin, 1938 [WoRMS]
Chaetozone setosa Malmgren, 1867 [WoRMS]
Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777) [WoRMS]
Goniada maculata Örsted, 1843 [WoRMS]
Harpinia antennaria Meinert, 1890 [WoRMS]
Lunatia poliana (Della Chiaje, 1826) [WoRMS]
Marenzelleria Mesnil, 1896 [WoRMS]
Mysella bidentata (Montagu, 1803) [WoRMS]
Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818 [WoRMS]
Nephtys longosetosa Örsted, 1842 [WoRMS]
Ophelia borealis Quatrefages, 1866 [WoRMS]
Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839 [WoRMS]
Owenia fusiformis Delle Chiaje, 1844 [WoRMS]
Scoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776) [WoRMS]
Spio filicornis (Müller, 1776) [WoRMS]
Spiophanes bombyx (Claparède, 1870) [WoRMS]
Spiophanes kroyeri Grube, 1860 [WoRMS]

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creator
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), moredata creator

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Source dataset:
NSBS: North Sea Benthos Survey, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data products
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-10-07
Information last updated: 2022-08-09
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