VIS - Fishes in inland waters in Flanders, Belgium

VIS - Fishes in inland waters in Flanders, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) and described in Brosens et al. 2015 ( The dataset contains over 350,000 fish occurrences sampled between 1992 and 2012 from over 2,000 locations in inland rivers, streams, canals, and enclosed waters in Flanders, Belgium. The dataset includes over 64 fish species, as well as a number of non-target species (mainly crustaceans). 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

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Additional Info

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Last Updated September 21, 2016, 13:25 (Europe/Brussels)
Created September 21, 2016, 13:25 (Europe/Brussels)
Dataset type OCCURRENCE
Source DarwinCore Archive
Dataset website
GBIF UUID 823dc56e-f987-495c-98bf-43318719e30f
Administrative contact Gerlinde Van Thuyne - Researcher -
Metadata author Peter Desmet - LifeWatch team coordinator -