Vertical distribution of the free-living Plathelminthes (Turbellaria) from the sandy beaches of the Belgian coast in 1985 and 1986

Density and biomass of meiofauna for 6 sandy beaches (Knokke, Mariakerke, Oostende, Heist, Bredene, Zwin) along the Belgian coast sampled between April 1985 and May 1986. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Jouk, P. (1992). Studie naar de ecologie van de vrijlevende Plathelminthes (Turbellaria) van de zandstranden van de Belgische kust. PhD Thesis. Limburgs Universitair Centrum: Diepenbeek. 2 volumes pp. Quantitative analysis of meiofauna samples with special attention to the Turbellaria. Samples were taken in six localities along the beaches of the Belgian Coast (Knokke, Mariakerke, Oostende, Heist, Bredene, Zwin) using a core (0-40 cm depth). The core was further divided into layers of 0-2, 2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14 and 14-20 cm. Meiofauna was identified to species level, while Nematoda, Harpacticoida, Gastrotricha and other meiofauna organisms were counted only to the general taxon-level. This data can be used to investigate the participation and the importance of Turbellaria in the total meiofauna, in terms of both density and biomass. Moreover, the sampling includes a full-year cycle, whereby the temporal evolution of the meiofauna can be examined too.

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Last Updated June 25, 2021, 07:43 (UTC)
Created June 25, 2021, 07:43 (UTC)
Dataset type SAMPLING_EVENT
Source DarwinCore Archive http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/archive.do?r=vertical_distribution_plathelminthes_belgian_coast_1985-1986
GBIF UUID 6d06a6cc-dcb8-49dd-a216-ec79c27a600e