VIS - Non-native fish in Flanders, Belgium
最新版本 由 Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) 發佈於 2021年6月11日 Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

Non-native Fish in Flanders, Belgium is a sampling event dataset published by the Research Institute of Nature and Forest (INBO). It is part of the VIS database in which data are collected to monitor the status of fishes and their habitats in Flanders,. This dataset contains fish counts of exotic fish in Flanders. Here, it is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each sampling event an eventID, date, location and sampling protocol (in the event core) and for each occurrence and occurrenceID, the number of recorded individuals, status (present/absent) and scientific name (in the occurrence extension). Issues with the dataset can be reported at

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此資源sampling event的資料已發佈為達爾文核心集檔案(DwC-A),其以一或多組資料表構成分享生物多樣性資料的標準格式。 核心資料表包含 334 筆紀錄。

亦存在 1 筆延伸集的資料表。延伸集中的紀錄補充核心集中紀錄的額外資訊。 每個延伸集資料表中資料筆數顯示如下。

  • Event (核心)
  • Occurrence 

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Verreycken H, Brosens D (2021): VIS - Non-native fish in Flanders, Belgium. v1.4. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Samplingevent.



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此資源已向GBIF註冊,並指定以下之GBIF UUID: b18ab2ec-1838-40db-b3b2-631a8dcabf61。  Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) 發佈此資源,並經由Belgian Biodiversity Platform同意向GBIF註冊成為資料發佈者。


Samplingevent; IAS; exotic fish; monitoring; freshwater; invasive species; alien species; non-indigenous species; citizen science; angling



Hugo Verreycken
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Dimitri Brosens
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)/ Belgian Biodiversity Platform


Hugo Verreycken
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)


Dimitri Brosens
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) / Belgian Biodiversity Platform
Hugo Verreycken
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)


Dimitri Brosens

Flanders, Belgium

界定座標範圍 緯度南界 經度西界 [50.67, 2.53], 緯度北界 經度東界 [51.51, 5.94]

Non native fishes in Flanders, Belgium

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Actinopterygii
起始日期 / 結束日期 2006-06-22 / 2019-12-17

The Fish Information System or VIS is a database created by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) which is used to monitor the status of fishes and their habitats in Flanders, Belgium and to calculate the biotic integrity (Karr 1981, Belpaire et al. 2000, Breine et al. 2004, 2007, 2010) of fish assemblages. It contains data regarding occurrences, individual morphometrics, stocks, pollutants, indices, and non-native fish species. Sampling has been going on since 1992, the database model was designed in 1994 (Verbiest et al. 1994), the first database developed in 1996 (Verbiest et al. 1996), and the consolidated database set up in 2001. VIS is used for supporting NATURA 2000, an ecological network of protected areas in Europe and to calculate the EQR (Ecological Quality Ratio) in the framework of the EU Water Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC). Further, the database provides updated information for Flemish Red Lists of fishes and lampreys (Verreycken et al. 2014) and on the distribution status of non-native and invasive fish species. It is also used for reporting the status of invasive fish species in the framework of the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species. The data are also crucial in fish stock management and for reporting on the status of the European eel stock as required by the Eel Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) N° 1100/2007).

計畫名稱 Vis Information System
辨識碼 VIS
經費來源 Flemish Government
研究區域描述 Flanders, Belgium


Hugo Verreycken

Standardized sampling methods were used as described in Belpaire et al. (2000) and Van Thuyne (2010) and are specified in the dataset as dwc:samplingProtocol. For this dataset, also other methods like angling (1 hour on 1m²) were used.

研究範圍 The data in this dataset is a subset of the complete VIS database and holds data from the project Non-native fish in Flanders, Belgium.’ The geographic coordinates in both datasets are those of the defined sampling locations (dwc:locationID). The coordinate UncertaintyInMeters is set to 30 meter for this dataset.
品質控管 Data are collected by specialists using a predefined sampling protocol.


  1. The data are standardized to Darwin Core (Wieczorek et al. 2012) with a custom SQL view on the original VIS database and then published making use of the GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (Robertson et al. 2014) instance at the INBO ( The Darwin Core terms ( in the dataset at the time of publication are: Event Core eventID, type, language, license, rightsHolder, accessRights, datasetID, institutionCode, datasetName, informationWithheld, habitat, samplingProtocol, samplingEffort, eventDate, verbatimEventDate, locationID, continent, waterBody, countryCode, verbatimLocality, decimalLatitude, decimalLongitude, geodeticDatum, coordinateUncertaintyInMeters, verbatimLatitude, verbatimLongitude, verbatimCoordinateSystem, verbatimSRS Occurrence extension occurrenceID, eventID, collectionCode, recordedBy, individualCount, identifiedBy, scientificName , kingdom, taxonRank, scientificNameAuthorship, vernacularName nomenclaturalCode, occurrenceStatus
  2. Researchers from INBO and Natuurpunt Studie define and document the appropriate sampling protocol.
  3. Fieldwork is planned and coordinated by INBO.
  4. Data are collected in the field by specialized personnel, using the predefined sampling protocol.
  5. Collaborators enter the collected data in the VIS database.
  6. A custom SQL view is created in the VIS database to map the original data to Darwin Core as an event core with an occurrence extension.
  7. The Darwin Core views are connected to the INBO IPT and documented with metadata.
  1. Brosens D, Breine J, Van Thuyne G, Belpaire C, Desmet P, Verreycken H (2015) VIS – A database on the distribution of fishes in inland and estuarine waters in Flanders, Belgium. ZooKeys 475: 119-145.
  2. Verreycken H, Galle L, Lambeens L, Maes Y, Terrie T, Van den Bergh E and Breine JJ 2019. First record of the naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc (Actenopterygii: Perciformes: Gobiidae) from the Zeeschelde (Belgium). Acta Ichthyologia et Piscatoria 49 (3): 291–294 DOI: 10.3750/AIEP/02688
  3. Breine JJ, Van den Bergh E, Terrie T, Lambeens I, Maes Y, Galle L and Verreycken H, 2019. First record of the target fish, Terapon jarbua (Forsskål, 1775) in the Zeeschelde, Belgium. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
  4. Verhelst P, Boets P, Van Thuyne G, Verreycken H, Goethals PLM & Mouton AM, 2016. The distribution of an invasive fish species is highly affected by the presence of native fish species: evidence based on species distribution modeling. Biological Invasions 18 (2): 427-444.
  5. Mombaerts M, Verreycken H, Volckaert F & Huyse T, 2014. The invasive round goby Neogobius melanostomus and tubenose goby Proterorhinus semilunaris: two introduction routes into Belgium. Aquatic Invasions 9 (3): 305-314.
  6. Cammaerts R, Spikmans F, van Kessel N, Verreycken H, Chérot F, Demol T & Richez S, 2012. Colonization of the Border Meuse area (The Netherlands and Belgium) by the non-native western tubenose goby Proterorhinus semilunaris (Heckel, 1837) (Teleostei, Gobiidae). Aquatic Invasions 7 (2): 251-258.
  7. Verreycken H, Breine J, Snoeks J & Belpaire C, 2011. First record of the round goby, Neogobius melanostomus (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Gobiidae) in Belgium. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 41 (2): 137-140.
  8. Verreycken H, Geeraerts C, Duvivier C & Belpaire C, 2010. Present status of the North American Umbra pygmaea (DeKay, 1842) (eastern mudminnow) in Flanders (Belgium) and in Europe. Aquatic Invasions 5 (1): 83-96.
  9. Verreycken H, Anseeuw D, Van Thuyne G, Quataert P & Belpaire C, 2007. The non-indigenous freshwater fishes of Flanders (Belgium): review, status and trends over the last decade. Journal of Fish Biology 71 suppl. D: 160-172.
替代的識別碼 b18ab2ec-1838-40db-b3b2-631a8dcabf61