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Cattrijsse, Andre; Vincx, Magda. (2001). Biodiversity of the benthos and the avifauna of the Belgian coastal waters: summary of data collected between 1970 and 1998. [Edited book.]. Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs: Brussel, Belgium. 48 pp.
Cattrijsse, Andre; Vincx, Magda
Biodiversity of the benthos and the avifauna of the Belgian coastal waters: summary of data collected between 1970 and 1998.
[Edited book.]
Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs: Brussel, Belgium. 48 pp.
Marine biologists have intensively studied the Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) since the early seventies. Still, much of the knowledge on the biology and ecology of the biota collected remains hidden in little accessible and ‘grey’ literature. A complete overview of all biota, from the plankton to the higher trophic levels, still lacks.This synthesis wants to remedy this by reviewing the knowledge on the biodiversity of the benthos and the avifauna of the BCS. To detect biodiversity patterns, literature data were collected on diversity measures of the benthos communities.Therefore, the BCS was divided into nine zones. The demarcation of these zones relies partly on geographical and partly on biological information. For each of these zones, data on species number and species richness were collected. Clear patterns in average species number have been observed for the meiobenthos, the macrobenthos and the hyperbenthos.The species number of benthic assemblages in inshore waters changes dramatically between the eastern and western end of the Belgian coast. A second gradient runs perpendicular to the coastline and involves an increasing species number and diversity offshore. A third gradient relating to depth within a zone needs yet to be confirmed. Also an offshore decrease in density has been observed for macrobenthos and hyperbenthos. Avifauna data do not confirm these patterns even though seabird assemblages offshore differ from the inshore avifauna. All observed patterns need yet to be confirmed by standardised research and monitoring, being the aim of the ongoing programme. Besides the analysis of structural and functional biodiversity data on benthos and avifauna, this synthesis also examined the knowledge on the genetic structure and the parasite fauna of fish occurring on the BCS. The limited information available on the Belgian coastal waters points at continuity between fish populations of the. English Channel, the Southern Bight and the Central North Sea. Genetic differences of fish parasites have been observed in the area and may aid in addressing issues like genetic selection of the heavily fished populations.
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Alca torda Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Alle alle (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Chlidonias niger (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Cirratulus filiformis Keferstein, 1862 accepted as Aphelochaeta filiformis (Keferstein, 1862) (basis of record)
Fratercula arctica (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Fulmarus glacialis (Linnaeus, 1761) (additional source)
Gavia immer (Brünnich, 1764) (additional source)
Gavia stellata (Pontoppidan, 1763) (additional source)
Gelochelidon nilotica (Gmelin, 1789) (basis of record)
Larus Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763 (additional source)
Larus delawarensis Ord, 1815 (basis of record)
Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Larus hyperboreus Gunnerus, 1767 (additional source)
Larus marinus Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Larus minutus Pallas, 1776 accepted as Hydrocoloeus minutus (Pallas, 1776) (additional source)
Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 (additional source)
Larus sabini Sabine, 1819 accepted as Xema sabini (Sabine, 1819) (additional source)
Melanitta fusca (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Melanitta nigra (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Morus bassanus (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Phalacrocorax carbo (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Phalaropus Brisson, 1760 (additional source)
Podiceps grisegena (Boddaert, 1783) (additional source)
Puffinus gravis (O'Reilly, 1818) (additional source)
Puffinus griseus (Gmelin, 1789) (additional source)
Puffinus puffinus (Brünnich, 1764) (additional source)
Rissa tridactyla (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Stercorarius longicaudus Vieillot, 1819 (additional source)
Stercorarius parasiticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Stercorarius pomarinus (Temminck, 1815) (additional source)
Stercorarius skua (Brünnich, 1764) (additional source)
Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Sterna paradisaea Pontoppidan, 1763 (additional source)
Tharyx marioni (Saint-Joseph, 1894) accepted as Aphelochaeta marioni (Saint-Joseph, 1894) (basis of record)
Uria aalge (Pontoppidan, 1763) (additional source)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Alca torda Linnaeus, 1758 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Alle alle (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Alteutha depressa (Baird, 1837) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Ameira parvula (Claus, 1866) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Ammodytes tobianus Linnaeus, 1758 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Amphiascoides debilis (Giesbrecht, 1881) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Amphilochus manudens Spence Bate & Westwood, 1862 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Anaitides groenlandica (Örsted, 1842) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Anaitides maculata (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Anaitides mucosa (Örsted, 1843) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Apherusa bispinosa (Spence Bate, 1857) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Beroe cucumis Fabricius, 1780 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Calanus helgolandicus (Claus, 1863) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Canuella perplexa Scott T. & Scott A., 1893 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Capitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Centropages typicus Krøyer, 1849 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Chaetozone setosa Malmgren, 1867 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Chlidonias niger (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Chromadorita Filipjev, 1922 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Cirratulus filiformis Keferstein, 1862 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Corophium acherusicum A. Costa, 1853 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Corophium bonnellii (H. Milne Edwards, 1830) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Cyclopterus lumpus Linnaeus, 1758 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Diastylis rathkei (Krøyer, 1841) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Echinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Ectinosoma melaniceps Boeck, 1865 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Enchelyopus cimbrius (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Eteone flava (Fabricius, 1780) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Eteone lactea Claparède, 1868 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Eteone longa (Fabricius, 1780) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Eumida sanguinea (Örsted, 1843) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Eunoe nodosa (M. Sars, 1861) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Eusyllis blomstrandi Malmgren, 1867 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Euterpina acutifrons (Dana, 1847) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Exogone (Exogone) naidina Örsted, 1845 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Exogone (Exogone) verugera (Claparède, 1868) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Exogone (Parexogone) hebes (Webster & Benedict, 1884) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Fratercula arctica (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Fulmarus glacialis (Linnaeus, 1761) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Gavia immer (Brünnich, 1764) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Gavia stellata (Pontoppidan, 1763) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Gelochelidon nilotica (Gmelin, 1789) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Glycera alba (O.F. Müller, 1776) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Glycera capitata Örsted, 1842 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Glycinde nordmanni (Malmgren, 1866) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Harmothoe nodosa (M. Sars, 1861) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Hyas araneus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Hyas coarctatus Leach, 1815 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Hydrobates pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Hyperia galba (Montagu, 1813) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Jassa falcata (Montagu, 1808)  (inaccurate)
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Lagenorhynchus acutus (Gray, 1828) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Lagenorhynchus albirostris Gray, 1846 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Larus delawarensis Ord, 1815 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Larus hyperboreus Gunnerus, 1767 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Larus marinus Linnaeus, 1758 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Larus minutus Pallas, 1776 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Larus sabini Sabine, 1819 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Lumbrineris latreilli Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Melanitta fusca (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Melanitta nigra (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Melita obtusata (Montagu, 1813) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Melita palmata (Montagu, 1804) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Mesochra pygmaea (Claus, 1863) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Microarthridion littorale (Poppe, 1881) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Micromesistius poutassou (Risso, 1827) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Mitrocomella polydiademata (Romanes, 1876) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Modiolus modiolus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Morus bassanus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Myoxocephalus scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Nephtys caeca (Fabricius, 1780) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Nephtys incisa Malmgren, 1865 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Nephtys longosetosa Örsted, 1842 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Notomastus latericeus Sars, 1851 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Oceanodroma leucorhoa (Vieillot, 1818) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Ophelia limacina (Rathke, 1843) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Owenia fusiformis Delle Chiaje, 1844 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Pandalus montagui Leach, 1814 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Paraleptastacus holsaticus Kunz, 1937 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Paraonis fulgens (Levinsen, 1884) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Perioculodes longimanus (Spence Bate & Westwood, 1868) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Phalacrocorax carbo (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Phalaropus lobatus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Dutch aalscholver for Phalacrocorax carbo (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch alk for Alca torda Linnaeus, 1758
Dutch Amerikaanse boormossel [from synonym] for Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818
Dutch blauwe mossel for Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758
Dutch brakwateraasgarnaal for Neomysis integer (Leach, 1814)
Dutch drieteenmeeuw for Rissa tridactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch dwergmeeuw [from synonym] for Larus minutus Pallas, 1776
Dutch dwergstern [from synonym] for Sterna albifrons Pallas, 1764
Dutch eidereend for Somateria mollissima (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch fuut for Podiceps cristatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch geoorde fuut for Podiceps nigricollis Brehm, 1831
Dutch gewone garnaal for Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch gewone steurgarnaal for Palaemon elegans Rathke, 1836
Dutch grauwe franjepoot for Phalaropus lobatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch grauwe pijlstormvogel for Puffinus griseus (Gmelin, 1789)
Dutch grote burgemeester for Larus hyperboreus Gunnerus, 1767
Dutch grote jager for Stercorarius skua (Brünnich, 1764)
Dutch grote mantelmeeuw for Larus marinus Linnaeus, 1758
Dutch grote pijlstormvogel for Puffinus gravis (O'Reilly, 1818)
Dutch grote stern for Sterna sandvicensis Latham, 1787
Dutch grote strandschelp for Mactra corallina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch grote zee-eend for Melanitta fusca (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch grote zwaardschede [from synonym] for Ensis arcuatus (Jeffreys, 1865)
Dutch harig krabbetje for Pilumnus hirtellus (Linnaeus, 1761)
Dutch hongerlijder for Pariambus typicus (Krøyer, 1845)
Dutch ijsduiker for Gavia immer (Brünnich, 1764)
Dutch Jan van Gent for Morus bassanus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch kleine alk for Alle alle (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch kleine astarte for Goodallia triangularis (Montagu, 1803)
Dutch kleine jager for Stercorarius parasiticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch kleine pijlinktvis for Alloteuthis subulata (Lamarck, 1798)
Dutch kleine platschelp [from synonym] for Angulus pygmaeus (Lovén, 1846)
Dutch kleine steenbolk for Trisopterus minutus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch kleine zeekat for Sepiola atlantica A. d'Orbigny, 1842
Dutch kleinste jager for Stercorarius longicaudus Vieillot, 1819
Dutch kokkel for Cerastoderma edule (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch kokmeeuw for Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766
Dutch koning van de poon for Mullus surmuletus Linnaeus, 1758
Dutch kuifaalscholver [from synonym] for Phalacrocorax aristotelis (Linnaeus, 1761)
Dutch lachstern for Gelochelidon nilotica (Gmelin, 1789)
Dutch melkwitte arkschelp for Striarca lactea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch middelste jager for Stercorarius pomarinus (Temminck, 1815)
Dutch nonnetje for Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch noordse pijlstormvogel for Puffinus puffinus (Brünnich, 1764)
Dutch noordse stern for Sterna paradisaea Pontoppidan, 1763
Dutch noordse stormvogel for Fulmarus glacialis (Linnaeus, 1761)
Dutch ovaal zeeklitschelpje for Tellimya ferruginosa (Montagu, 1808)
Dutch paarse zeeklit for Spatangus purpureus O.F. Müller, 1776
Dutch papegaaiduiker for Fratercula arctica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch parelduiker for Gavia arctica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch pijlinktvis for Loligo vulgaris Lamarck, 1798
Dutch porseleinkrabbetje for Pisidia longicornis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Dutch prismatische dunschaal for Abra prismatica (Montagu, 1808)
Dutch rechtsgestreepte dwarsschelp [from synonym] for Angulus fabula (Gmelin, 1791)
Dutch ringsnavelmeeuw for Larus delawarensis Ord, 1815
Dutch ringsprietgarnaal for Pandalus montagui Leach, 1814
Dutch roodhalsfuut for Podiceps grisegena (Boddaert, 1783)
Dutch roodkeelduiker for Gavia stellata (Pontoppidan, 1763)
Dutch sabelschede for Phaxas pellucidus (Pennant, 1777)
Dutch slanke kleine zwaardschede for Ensis ensis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch slijkgarnaal for Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766)
Dutch stevige strandschelp for Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch stormmeeuw for Larus canus Linnaeus, 1758
Dutch strandpissebed for Eurydice pulchra Leach, 1816
Dutch strandvlo [from synonym] for Talorchestia brito Stebbing, 1891
Dutch tweetandschelpje [from synonym] for Mysella bidentata (Montagu, 1803)
Dutch visdief for Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758
Dutch vorkstaartmeeuw [from synonym] for Larus sabini Sabine, 1819
Dutch witte boormossel for Barnea candida (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch zandkokerworm for Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766)
Dutch zeeboontje for Echinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Dutch Zeekat for Sepia officinalis Linnaeus, 1758
Dutch zeeklit for Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777)
Dutch zeekoet for Uria aalge (Pontoppidan, 1763)
Dutch zeespinnen for Pycnogonida
Dutch zeester for Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758
Dutch zilvermeeuw for Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763
Dutch zwarte stern for Chlidonias niger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch zwarte zee-eend for Melanitta nigra (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dutch zwartkopmeeuw [from synonym] for Larus melanocephalus Temminck, 1820

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