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General information

dataset entry ID:
BF4
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
FishBase
dataset short name:
FishBase
type of dataset (more information):
species/taxa database (e.g. red list database)
data type:
point data/observation data, descriptive data
short description of the dataset/summary:
FishBase
keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Agriculture, Biosphere, Biological Classification, Human Dimensions, Oceans
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Farming, Biota, Economy, Environment, Inland Waters, Location, Oceans
INSPIRE keywords according to GEMET:
own science keywords:
fish, taxonomy, database

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Access
others/details:
MySQL on the web.
operating system:
Win XP
English
current access level:
web (public)
www.fishbase.org
others/details:
6 mirror websites
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
update level:
continuously updated
type:
manual, scientific paper, internal description
others/details:
Manual translated in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese.
language:
English
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Nicolas
 
Bailly
email:
n.bailly@cgiar.org
institution:
FishBase Information and Research Group, Inc. (FIN)
address:
G.S. Khush Hall, IRRI-Los Baños, Laguna 4031
country
Philippines
http://www.fin.ph
technical contact person:
Josephine
 
Barile
j.barile at fin.ph
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
Rainer
 
Froese
email:
rfroese@geomar.de

Intellectual property rights and citation

dataset creator (data compiler):
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
single
criteria for using this dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.
other/additional criteria:
The copyright of all medias files (photos, drawings, videos, sounds, ...) remain with the provider (photographer, drawer, etc.). The type of license is precised for each of them as well as the contact of the provider. The provider must be contacted for certain uses under certain licenses. Please refer to the specifications given on www.fishbase.org.
citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Froese, R. and D. Pauly (Editors)
title and journal (name, number, pages):
FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (02/2013).
year:
2013
version (if applicable):
02/13
citation of the metadata:
comments:
Main providers + 1,500 collaborators.

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
global
continents:
Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Antarctica
spatial extent (bounding coordinates):
southernmost latitude [°]:
90
northernmost latitude [°]:
90
westernmost longitude [°]:
180
easternmost longitude [°]:
180
        
minimum altitude:
-11000
 
metres
maximum altitude:
+5000
 
metres
countries:
Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Somaliland
North America: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Clipperton Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, United States Virgin Islands
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Abkhazia, Taiwan, Nagorno-Karabakh, Northern Cyprus, South Ossetia
Europe: Åland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Kosovo, Pridnestrovie (Transnistria)
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
world climatic regions according to Köppen:
Group A: tropical/megathermal climates
Group B: dry (arid and semiarid) climates
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
Group D: continental/microthermal climate
Group E: polar climates
Group H: alpine climates
European ecoregions according to Illies (WFD):
Iberic-Macaronesian Region (ER1), Pyrenees (ER2), Italy, Corsica and Malta (ER3), Alps (ER4), Dinaric Western Balkan (ER5), Hellenic Western Balkan (ER6), Eastern Balkan (ER7), Western Highlands (ER8), Central Highlands (ER9), The Carpathians (ER10), Hungarian Lowlands (ER11), Pontic Province (ER12), Western Plains (ER13), Central Plains (ER14), Baltic Province (ER15), Eastern Plains (ER16), Ireland and Northern Ireland (ER17), Great Britain (ER18), Iceland (ER19), Borealic Uplands (ER20), Tundra (ER21), Fenno-Scandian Shield (ER22), Taiga (ER23), The Caucasus (ER24), Caspic Depression (ER25), North Africa (ERX), Middle East (ERY)
ecosystem type:
rivers, lakes/ponds, wetlands, groundwater, general freshwater
covered timeframe:
year from
1758
 
year to:
2013
comments:
Including collection data, the database covers all years from Linnaeus. In additoin, some anterior data from expeditions are recorded.

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude, format: DMS
grid data available:
yes
resolution:
0.5
unit:
degree
comments:
The Half Degree Cell distribution data are used for the species distribution modeling AquaMaps.
site coding available:
no
 
number of sites:
>1000

Biological data

biological data origin:
specify project:
general compilation
specify method:
Standardisation from secondary, and primary literarture, from databases (including occurrences data: museum collections, surveys, ...))
organism group addressed:
fish

Species related information

fish

taxonomic resolution:
species, other taxonomic levels available
other/specify:
subspecies
comments:
The subspecies rank is not to be taken care anymore by the end of the BioFresh project.
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Catalog of Fishes
full reference:
Eschmeyer, W. N. & Fricke, R. (eds.) Catalog of Fishes electronic version. http://research.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp
coding system:
Nominal species level unique Id in CofF (filed [SPECIES.[CAS_SPC]: integer).
23456
availability of specific ecological/biological information:
origin (native/introduced), endemic species, movement patterns, dispersal capacity, biogeographical data, altitudinal preferences, temperature preferences, hydrologic preferences, habitat preferences, life history characteristics, Red List status/categories, human uses
others:
Trophic ecology, physiology.

Other specifications

availability of photos:
yes
availability of maps:
yes
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
yes
quality control protocols and comments:
Control at encoding forms level.
Continuous cross check of taxonomic back-bone with Catalog of Fishes.
Query set for technical consistency controls.
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