OCCURRENCE

Fish species occurrences in lakes Bisina and Opeta, and rivers Manafwa and Namatala, Lake Kyoga system

Latest version published by National Fisheries Resources Research Institute on 03 May 2020 National Fisheries Resources Research Institute
This dataset presents fish occurrences from two small lakes (Bisina and Opeta) and two rivers (Manafwa and Namatala) in the Lake Kyoga system, Eastern Uganda.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 282 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Nsega M (2020): Fish species occurrences in lakes Bisina and Opeta, and rivers Manafwa and Namatala, Lake Kyoga system. v1.3. National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt-uganda.gbif.fr/resource?r=small_lakes_rivers_kyoga&v=1.3

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1fab2240-32cd-4a71-8a48-bbe8d1e73ef2.  National Fisheries Resources Research Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Uganda.

Keywords

Occurrence; Uganda; Lake kyoga; Lake Opeta; River Manafwa; River Namatala; Fish; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Monic Nsega
Principal Research technician
National Fisheries Resources Research Institute
Nile Crescent, Plot 39/45, Opposite the wagon ferry terminal
343 Jinja
UG

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Laban Musinguzi
Research officer
National Fisheries Resources Research Institute
Nile Crescent, Plot 39/45, Opposite the wagon ferry terminal
343 Jinja
UG
https://labanmusinguzi.com/
Vianny Natugonza
Research officer
National Fisheries Resources Research Institute
Nile Crescent, Plot 39/45, Opposite the wagon ferry terminal
343 Jinja
UG

Who filled in the metadata:

Monic Nsega
Principal Research technician
National Fisheries Resources Research Institute
Nile Crescent, Plot 39/45, Opposite the wagon ferry terminal
343 Jinja
UG

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Achilles Byaruhanga
Executive Director
Nature Uganda
Plot 4, Coryndon Road, Makanga Hill, Bwindi Trust House
978 Kampala
UG
http://www.natureuganda.org/index.html

Geographic Coverage

The dataset covers lakes Bisina and Opeta, and rivers Manafwa and Namatala in Eastern Uganda

Bounding Coordinates South West [0.736, 33.431], North East [1.928, 34.437]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset includes fish identified to genus and species taxonomic levels.

Genus  Aplocheilichthys,  Enteromius,  Haplochromis
Species  Amphilius jacksonii,  Astatoreochromis alluaudi,  Clarias alluaudi,  Clarias gariepinus,  Coptodon zillii,  Ctenopoma muriei,  Enteromius kersternii,  Enteromius cercops,  Enteromius jacksoni,  Enteromius magdalenae,  Enteromius neumayeri,  Enteromius paludinosus,  Enteromius radiatus,  Enteromius yongei,  Gnathonemus longibarbis,  Haplochromis cryptodon,  Haplochromis latifasciatus,  Haplochromis lividus,  Haplochromis martini,  Haplochromis maxillaris,  Haplochromis michaeli,  Haplochromis obesus,  Haplochromis orthostoma,  Haplochromis parvidens,  Haplochromis pellegrini,  Haplochromis phytophagus,  Haplochromis squamulatus,  Haplochromis victoriae,  Haplochromis squamulatus,  Hippopotamyrus grahami,  Labeo victorianus,  Marcusenius victoriae,  Mastacembelus frenatus,  Mormyrus macrocephalus,  Oreochromis esculentus,  Oreochromis leucostictus,  Oreochromis niloticus,  Oreochromis variabilis,  Protopterus aethiopicus,  Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor,  Shilbe intemedius,  Synodontis afrofischeri,  Synodontis victoriae

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2013

Sampling Methods

The fringes of lakes and rivers in the area are in most cases associated with dense vegetation, limiting access to sampling sites and operation of fishing gears. The sampling, therefore, considered easy to access sites. Several fishing methods (gillnets, electo-fishing, hooks, cast nets, and spearfishing)were used to maximize observations.

Study Extent The sampling covered two small lakes and two rivers in the Lake Kyoga basin, Eastern Uganda. Lakes Bisina and Opeta were sampled in March and June 2013. River Manafwa was sampled in February and June 2013. River Namatala was sampled in February, March and June 2013. The fishes were collected using gillnets set during the day, electo-fishing, hooks, cast nets and spear-fishing.
Quality Control The validity of scientific names was based on FishBase, and the Eschmeyer's catalogue of fishes (Froese & Pauly, 2019; Fricke et al. 2019).

Method step description:

  1. Notes on some included species: The dataset contains species, previously not reported in the Lake kyoga system based on FishBase (Froese & Pauly, 2019. These include Haplochromis maxillaris, H. phytophagus, H. squamulatus, H. cryptodon, H. lividus, H. martini, H. parvidens, H. victoriae, H. michaeli, Enteromius kersternii, E. magdalenae, E. paludinosus, and E. radiatus. These observations were maintained in the dataset because they were identified by experts, and the distribution notes in FishBase may not be exhaustive, particularly for less sampled habitats such as the small lakes and rivers covered by the dataset.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & R. Van der Laan (eds) 2019. Eschmeyer's catalog of fishes: genera, species, references. (http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Electronic version accessed dd mmm 2019. http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp
  2. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (08/2019). www.fishbase.org

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 1fab2240-32cd-4a71-8a48-bbe8d1e73ef2
http://ipt-uganda.gbif.fr/resource?r=small_lakes_rivers_kyoga