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French benthic invertebrates composition and abundance taxa data are collected during REBENT monitoring surveys on the English Channel / Bay of Biscay coasts and during RSLFAU monitoring surveys on Mediterranean coast. Protocols are implemented in the Water Framework Directive.
The REBENT dataset results from the monitoring activities undertaken by the "Réseau benthique" REBENT project. The dataset contains mainly data relating to seabed habitats and associated benthic biocenosis living along the the French coastal area's.