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Degraer, S.; Wittoeck, J.; Appeltans, W.; Cooreman, K.; Deprez, T.; Hillewaert, H.; Hostens, K.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M. (2006). The macrobenthos atlas of the Belgian part of the North Sea. Belgian Science Policy. D/2005/1191/3. ISBN 90-810081-6-1. 164 pp.
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Degraer, S.; Wittoeck, J.; Appeltans, W.; Cooreman, K.; Deprez, T.; Hillewaert, H.; Hostens, K.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M.
2006
The macrobenthos atlas of the Belgian part of the North Sea
Belgian Science Policy. D/2005/1191/3. ISBN 90-810081-6-1
164 pp
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Dutch bulldozerkreeftje for Urothoe brevicornis Spence Bate, 1862
Dutch bulldozerkreeftje for Urothoe poseidonis Reibish, 1905
Dutch draadworm for Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864)
Dutch kamkielworm [from synonym] for Pectinaria (Lagis) koreni (Malmgren, 1866)
Dutch rechtsgestreepte platschelp [from synonym] for Tellina fabula Gmelin, 1791
Dutch slangpier for Capitella Blainville, 1828
Dutch tere dunschaal [from synonym] for Tellina tenuis da Costa, 1778
Dutch zager for Eunereis longissima (Johnston, 1840)
Dutch zandzager for Nephtys cirrosa Ehlers, 1868
Dutch zandzager for Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
English bee spionid for Spiophanes bombyx (Claparède, 1870)
English catworm for Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
English green sea urchin for Echinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776)
English paddleworm for Eteone longa (Fabricius, 1780)
English thick trough shell for Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758)
English trumpet worm [from synonym] for Pectinaria (Lagis) koreni (Malmgren, 1866)
English white catworm for Nephtys cirrosa Ehlers, 1868
French amphioxus for Branchiostoma lanceolatum (Pallas, 1774)
French capitelle for Capitella Blainville, 1828
French caprelle for Pariambus typicus (Krøyer, 1844)
French carput for Nephtys cirrosa Ehlers, 1868
French carput for Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
French chevrette for Pariambus typicus (Krøyer, 1844)
French crabe écusson for Thia scutellata (Fabricius, 1793)
French crevette squelette for Pariambus typicus (Krøyer, 1844)
French étéone for Eteone longa (Fabricius, 1780)
French fausse aile d'ange [from synonym] for Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818
French fève de mer for Echinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776)
French flion for Donax vittatus (da Costa, 1778)
French glycère for Glycera alba (O.F. Müller, 1776)
French glycère for Glycera capitata Örsted, 1843
French lancelet for Branchiostoma lanceolatum (Pallas, 1774)
French lanice for Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766)
French macaroni for Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766)
French mactre solide for Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758)
French magélone for Magelona johnstoni Fiege, Licher & Mackie, 2000
French nephtys for Nephtys cirrosa Ehlers, 1868
French nephtys for Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
French néreis for Eunereis longissima (Johnston, 1840)
French nérine for Scolelepis bonnieri (Mesnil, 1896)
French olive de mer for Donax vittatus (da Costa, 1778)
French ophélie for Ophelia limacina (Rathke, 1843)
French ophiure blanche for Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839
French ophiure rose for Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758)
French oursin de sable for Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777)
French palourde géographique [from synonym] for Venerupis senegalensis (Gmelin, 1791)
French papillon [from synonym] for Tellina tenuis da Costa, 1778
French pectinaire [from synonym] for Pectinaria (Lagis) koreni (Malmgren, 1866)
French petricole pholadiforme [from synonym] for Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818
French queue de pipe [from synonym] for Pectinaria (Lagis) koreni (Malmgren, 1866)
French spisule solide for Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758)
French spisule tronquée for Spisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778)
French sthénélais for Sthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833)
French syndesmye blanche for Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802)
French telline Baltique [from synonym] for Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758)
French telline mince [from synonym] for Tellina tenuis da Costa, 1778
French telline striée [from synonym] for Tellina fabula Gmelin, 1791
German Bäumchenröhrenwurm for Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766)
German dickschalige Trogmuschel for Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758)
German gefleckter Blattwurm for Phyllodoce Lamarck, 1818
German Kiemenringelwurm for Scoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776)
German Köcherwurm [from synonym] for Pectinaria (Lagis) koreni (Malmgren, 1866)
German Kotpillenwurm for Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864)
German Lanzettierchen for Branchiostoma lanceolatum (Pallas, 1774)
German Opalwurm for Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818




 Description

Echinocyamus pusillus is a small sea urchin with an oval, flattened body measuring up to 15 mm long. The calcite ... [details]

 Description

Gastrosaccus spinifer is an opossum shrimp; these are small, shrimp-like creatures with pinnate legs, a transparent ... [details]

 Description

Phyllodoce mucosa-maculata: Free-living, very active bristle worm with parapodia whose dorsal cirri are remarkably ... [details]

 Description

A bristle worm with a cylindrical body measuring up to 60 mm long. The head is acuminate and bears two long palps. ... [details]

 Description

A bristle worm with a sturdy, elongate body with numerous segments and a maximum length of 150 mm. The worm is ... [details]

 Description

A digging bristle worm with an oval, flattened head bearing two long palps covered with numerous papillae. The ... [details]

 Description

A rather thick, broadly oval shell up to 30 mm long. The top of the shell is somewhere in the middle of the shell. ... [details]

 Description

A slender amphipod up to 9 mm long. The second pair of claws is remarkably well developed in the males. No ... [details]

 Description

A small bristle worm, usually not larger than 10 mm. The body is flat, elongated and covered with soft scales ... [details]

 Description

A solid shell with a more or less triangular shape but assymmetrical: the back is somewhat more rounded than the ... [details]

 Description

A thick oval shell, mostly coloured dirty white and measuring up to 50 mm long. Concentric lines at the front and ... [details]

 Description

A thin, elongated shell up to 10 mm long. The outside is smooth with very fine growth lines (not always visible). ... [details]

 Description

A thin, fragile elongated shell up to 65 mm long. The outside of the shell is covered with ribs radiating from the ... [details]

 Description

A thin, fragile shell up to 20 mm long. The back is clearly acuminate. The right valve features ribs running from ... [details]

 Description

A thin, oval shell measuring 3 mm long. The outside is smooth with a sculpture of fine concentric growth lines ... [details]

 Description

A thin, strongly flattened shell with an irregular oval shape. Front edge broadly rounded, back edge tapering in a ... [details]

 Description

A tube-living bristle worm whose body consists of two parts: a swollen anterior end with a reduced head and ... [details]

 Description

Amphipod with laterally flattened body, rather slender and elongate. Up to 6 mm long. Head without rostrum but ... [details]

 Description

Amphipod with relatively robust body up to 7 mm long. The eyes are very large and round. Its colour varies between ... [details]

 Description

An amphipod with a rounded, broad and robust body. Can reach lengths of 7 mm. The black eyes are very large in ... [details]

 Description

An amphipod with a relatively rounded, broad and robust body (like Urothoe brevicornis). The eyes are very large in ... [details]

 Description

An amphipod with a slender body coloured green or beige; up to 7 mm long and intensely red eyes. The species is ... [details]

 Description

An elongated, cylindrical body up to 55mm long with a small, spherical head surrounded by long tentacles. The first ... [details]

 Description

Bristle worm measuring up to 120 mm long. The head part is pointed without any visible appendages. The rest of the ... [details]

 Description

Bristle worm with a short, thick fusiform body up to 55 mm long. The anterior end is cylindrical; the posterior ... [details]

 Description

Bristle worm with a rather corpulent, ventrally flattened body up to 60 mm long. The uniform segments feature ... [details]

 Description

Bristle worm with elongated body. Conical and blunt head with four eyes. Gills present from the second segment ... [details]

 Description

Brittle stars consist of a central disc clearly separated from the slender, very agile and very strong arms. ... [details]

 Description

Brittle stars consist of a central disk clearly separated from the slender, very agile and also very strong arms. ... [details]

 Description

Cumaceans with a thickened head-thorax part and a slender abdomen. Up to 9 mm long. [details]

 Description

Elongated oval shell, front rounded, back nearly straight. Sculpture of thick concentric and radial lines, the ... [details]

 Description

Ghost shrimps are characterised by a slender, cylindrical body with less appendages than other amphipods. The ... [details]

 Description

Large (up to 200 mm) robust free-living bristle worms with a flattened body. The small head features an eversible ... [details]

 Description

Largest species of the Bathyporeia genus measuring up to 8 mm long. Robust and laterally flattened body. Head ... [details]

 Description

Long, thin and very active worm with approximately 200 identical segments (up to several cms long). The head bears ... [details]

 Description

Medium-sized (up to 100 mm) free-living bristle worms with a flattened body. The small head bears an eversible ... [details]

 Description

Medium-sized (up to 75 mm long) bristle worm whose body narrows towards both ends. The eversible proboscis has ... [details]

 Description

Medium-sized (up to 150 mm long) bristle worm whose body narrows towards both ends. The eversible proboscis has ... [details]

 Description

Short, thick, tube-living bristle worm up to 50 mm long. The head has a special form and is covered at the top by ... [details]

 Description

Simple bristle worm without distinct appendages. The body is relatively long (up to 300 mm) and is separated into ... [details]

 Description

Slim, somewhat triangular and elongated shell with the top directed to the back. Up to 40 mm long and 16 mm high. ... [details]

 Description

Small (up to 25mm long), thin and fragile shell. Oval shape, rather flat with thin concentric growth lines. The ... [details]

 Description

Small bristle worm measuring up to 20 mm long. The head is clearly longer than wide with two pairs of antennae. ... [details]

 Description

Small, flat crab with a cordiform carapax notched around the edge with a dense fringe of long hairs. Up to 20 mm long. [details]

 Description

The bristle worm Eunereis longissima can reach a length of up to 50 cm, although only smaller specimens with a ... [details]

 Description

The cordiform body of the sea potato is protected by a calcite skeleton and measures up to 60 mm. The skeleton is ... [details]

 Description

The dorsal side is covered with overlapping scales (elytra). The shape of the elytra varies from round, reniform to ... [details]

 Description

The lancelet Branchiostoma lanceolatum is considered an invertebrate although the species bears quite some ... [details]

 Description

These amphipods are highly flattened at the sides and measure up to 10 mm long. The species has a whitish colour ... [details]

 Description

Thin and fragile bristle worm up to 60 mm long. Head features two striking horns at the front and one pointed horn ... [details]

 Description

Tube-living bristle worm with a cylindrical body up to 100 mm long. The head features a crown of six short, ... [details]

 Description

Two twin species can be found in the North Sea: Capitella capitata and Capitella minima. These two species are ... [details]

 Distribution

Aonides paucibranchiata was observed in both periods across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with exception ... [details]

 Distribution

Bathyporeia guilliamsoniana was found in both periods across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea, with the ... [details]

 Distribution

Echinocyamus pusillus occurred outside the near-coastal zone in both periods. In the 1994-2001 period the species ... [details]

 Distribution

Eumida sanguinea mainly occurs in the near-coastal zone. In the 1976-1986 the species had a low frequency of ... [details]

 Distribution

Lanice conchilega is widely distributed on the Belgian part of the North Sea. However, the frequency of occurrence ... [details]

 Distribution

Macoma balthica typically occurs in the coastal zone of the Belgian part of the North Sea. In the 1976-1986 period ... [details]

 Distribution

Notomastus latericeus has a relatively low frequency of occurrence, but is found across the entire Belgian part of ... [details]

 Distribution

Ophelia limacina is found on almost the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with a high frequency of occurrence. ... [details]

 Distribution

Owenia fusiformis has a limited distribution on the Belgian part of the North Sea: in both periods the species was ... [details]

 Distribution

Pectinaria koreni is widely spread in the Belgian part of the North Sea in both periods. A higher frequency of ... [details]

 Distribution

Phyllodoce mucosa-maculata: In the 1976-1986 period Phyllodoce mucosa/maculata was widely distributed in the entire ... [details]

 Distribution

Poecilochaetus serpens was in both periods found across the Flemish, Zeeland and Hinder Banks as well as across the ... [details]

 Distribution

Scoloplos armiger is a widely spread species that was only found scarcely in the eastern coastal zone (1994-2001 ... [details]

 Distribution

Spiophanes bombyx is widely spread across the Belgian part of the North Sea (BPNS) and reaches a high frequency of ... [details]

 Distribution

Sthenelais boa has a limited distribution on the Belgian part of the North Sea: in both periods the species was ... [details]

 Distribution

Tellina tenuis was found in both periods in the western near-coastal zone. In addition, the species was also ... [details]

 Distribution

Although Mysella bidentata can be found across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea, the species mainly occurs ... [details]

 Distribution

Although Nephtys hombergii can be found across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea, the species chiefly occurs ... [details]

 Distribution

Barring a single exception the distribution of Capitella capitata/minima is limited to the near-coastal zone. In ... [details]

 Distribution

Because of the very low distribution frequency it is not possible to deduce a clear distribution pattern of ... [details]

 Distribution

During both periods Abra alba is a common species in the near-coastal zone. The species is only rarely found ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods G. capitata was mainly distributed in the open sea zone. The species was nevertheless also observed ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods Gastrosaccus spinifer was found distributed across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with a ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods Hesionura elongata was mainly observed in the open sea zone. In the area of the Flemish Banks and ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods Nephtys cirrosa was widely spread on the Belgian part of the North Sea, where the species was ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods Ophiura ophiura was found to occur in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods Ophiura albida was widely spread across the Belgian part of the North Sea and was only absent in ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods Petricola pholadiformis could only be found in the coastal zone, with a clear preference for the ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods Thia scutellata was found on the Belgian part of the North Sea with a low distribution frequency ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods Urothoe poseidonis mainly occurred in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods Venerupis senegalensis was only observed in the western near-coastal zone. The frequency of ... [details]

 Distribution

In both periods the Tellina fabula was mainly found near the coast. Further than 20 km off the coast the species ... [details]

 Distribution

In both sampling periods the distribution area of Heteromastus filiformis was mainly limited to the coastal zone. ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Glycera alba was only found twice (western coastal zone; maximum 4 ind./m2). In the ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Scolelepis bonnieri was mainly found in the area of the Flemish and Zeeland Banks whereas ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Pholoe minuta was found across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with a low ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Eteone longa was distributed across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea but was only ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Urothoe brevicornis was observed outside the coastal area with a low distribution frequency ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Pontocrates altamarinus was found to occur across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea, ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Diastylis rathkei was mainly found in the eastern coastal zone. In this area the species ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Pariambus typicus was found across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with a low ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Leucothoe incisa was only observed five times (maximum 60 ind./m2), which made it ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Atylus swammerdami was observed across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with a low ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Bathyporeia elegans was only observed near the western coastal zone, the Flemish and the ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Echinocardium cordatum was mainly found near the Flemish Banks (maximum 50 ind./m2) whereas ... [details]

 Distribution

In the 1976-1986 period Branchiostoma lanceolatum was widely spread outside the near-coastal zone and reached ... [details]

 Distribution

The distribution area of Spisula subtruncata stretches across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea. In the ... [details]

 Distribution

The distribution area of Donax vittatus is limited to the coastal area of the Belgian part of the North Sea. During ... [details]