This dataset presents occurrence records and composition of fish species collected in lakes Edward and George, Uganda.
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 229 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Nakiyende H (2021): Fish species occurrence and composition in Lakes Edward and George, 2016. v1.1. National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt-uganda.gbif.fr/resource?r=edward_system_fish&v=1.1
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Occurrence; Fish; Uganda; Lake Edward; Lake George
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The study area is lakes Edward and George.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-0.516, 29.603], North East [0.118, 30.325]|
Fishes in Actinopterygii and Sarcopterygii
|Species||Bagrus docmak, Clarias gariepinus, Haplochromis aeneocolor, Haplochromis angustifrons, Haplochromis eduardianus, Haplochromis elegans, Haplochromis labiatus, Haplochromis macropsoides, Haplochromis mylodon, Haplochromis nigripinnis, Haplochromis nubilus, Haplochromis oregosoma, Haplochromis orthostoma, Haplochromis pappenheimi, Haplochromis petronius, Haplochromis schubotzi, Haplochromis schubotziellus, Haplochromis squamipinnis, Haplochromis taurinus, Haplochromis limax, Labeobarbus altianalis, Oreochromis leucostictus, Oreochromis niloticus, Protopterus aethiopicus|
The project supported studies to increase the understanding and awareness of aquatic biodiversity in Uganda.
|Title||Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services (AATAS)|
|Funding||World Bank & Government of Uganda|
|Study Area Description||The study area was lakes Edward and George.|
|Design Description||Sampling was conducted in selected sites on lakes Edward and George. At each site, sampling was done near the shoreline and ~200-500 m away from the shoreline.|
The personnel involved in the project:
Fish capture utilized gillnets set overnight. The nets used were of mesh sizes of 1 to 5.5 inches in increments of 0.5 inches.
|Study Extent||Sampling was conducted in nearshore and open areas of lakes Edward and George. Sampling was conducted in two research expeditions conducted in February and May, 2016.|
|Quality Control||All scientific names were validated using FishBase (Froese & Paully, 2021) and the Catalog of Fishes (Fricke et al. 2021).|
Method step description:
- Quality control All scientific names were validated using FishBase (Froese & Paully, 2021) and the Catalog of Fishes (Fricke et al. 2021).
- Froese, R. & Pauly D. (Eds). 2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version ((02/2021). http://www.fishbase.org
- Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & R. van der Laan (eds) 2021. Eschmeyer's catalog of fishes: genera, species, references.(http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Electronic version accessed 23 05 2021.