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Visherintroductie - Reintroduction of the fishes chub, dace, burbot, and brown trout in Flanders, Belgium
Van den Neucker T, Brosens D, Desmet P (2021): Visherintroductie - Reintroduction of the fishes chub, dace, burbot, and brown trout in Flanders, Belgium. v14.5. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Occurrence.

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Visherintroductie - Reintroduction of the fishes chub, dace, burbot, and brown trout in Flanders, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). The dataset contains over 3,300 fish occurrences sampled between 2008 and 2011 from 18 watercourses. The dataset includes 20 fish species. The data are collected to evaluate the success of the reintroduction of the fishes chub, dace, burbot and brown trout in Flanders. The captured numbers were compared with the expected numbers, which were determined in previous studies based on habitat suitability models. The dataset also includes the length and mass of the caught fishes. more

Geographic coverage: Watercourses in Flanders, Belgium.
Taxonomic coverage: All species in this dataset are fishes (Actinopterygii, Petromyzontida), with a sampling focus on European chub (Leuciscus cephalus), burbot (Lota lota), common dace (Leuciscus leuciscus) and brown trout (Salmo trutta). The top 3 recorded species are Leuciscus leuciscus (34%), Leuciscus cephalus (24%), and Lota lota (18%).
Sampling methods: Electrofishing was used to measure the reintroduction success. The number of individuals was recorded, as well fork length (tip of snout to fork of tail in millimeter) and weight (gram). The water temperature was measured in °C.
Study extent: 18 watercourses in Flanders, Belgium were sampled to evaluate the success of reintroduction: Abeek, Asbeek, Balengracht, Bosbeek, Grote nete, Hanskenselsloop, Heiloop, Ijsse, Itterbeek, Laan, Maarkebeek, meer van Rotselaar (lake), Molenbeek, Scherpenbergloop, Terkleppebeek, Vleterbeek, Zeeploop, and Zwalm.
Quality Control: All records are validated.
Issues with the dataset can be reported here.
The publication of this dataset was supported by the INBO as part of the Flemish contribution to LifeWatch.

Biology > Fish
Fresh water, Observation, Belgium, Flanders, Actinopterygii, Petromyzontidae Bonaparte, 1831, Pisces

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Flanders [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
19 February 2008 - 8 February 2011

Taxonomic coverage
Actinopterygii [WoRMS]
Petromyzontidae Bonaparte, 1831 [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator

LifeWatch: Flemish contribution to, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2017-06-29
Information last updated: 2021-07-14
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