This dataset presents occurrence records and composition of fish species collected from the Victoria and Kyoga lake basins between 2001 and 2003.
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 2,090 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.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Lugya J, Musinguzi L, Natugonza V, Mbabazi D (2023): Fish species occurrence and composition in selected Ugandan water bodies, 2001-2003. v1.3. National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt-uganda.gbif.fr/resource?r=fishspecies&v=1.3
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7d0726ee-f3f7-4c08-bd46-a1360abb3803. National Fisheries Resources Research Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Uganda.
Occurrence. Uganda. Fish; Observation; Occurrence
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The data set covers lakes within the lake systems of Lake Victoria and Kyoga, Uganda
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-1.044, 30.707], North East [2.043, 34.069]|
The dataset covers fish species in Uganda
|Class||Actinopterygii (Ray finned fishes), Sarcopterygii (Lobe finned fishes)|
The study focused on eight satellite lakes, five and three from Victoria and Kyoga lake basins respectively.
|Title||Fish species of selected water bodies in Uganda|
|Study Area Description||The study focused on eight satellite lakes, five and three from Victoria and Kyoga lake basins respectively.|
|Design Description||The representative dominant taxa for the analysis of trophic levels and potential food sources were collected from 2 to 6 pre-selected sites at various distances from the shoreline to the open water of each of the sampled lakes between August 2001 and August 2003. Detailed information on sampling design is available in Mbabazi (2004). Sampling was conducted in selected sites in the Lake Victoria and Kyoga basins.|
The personnel involved in the project:
Sampling was conducted parallel to the shoreline off each dominant vegetation type. For each habitat type, sampling was done within 20 m from the shore and beyond, between 20m and about 70 m away from the shoreline. Fish was captured using gillnets and basket traps set overnight. Complete details of sampling are available in Balirwa (1998).
|Study Extent||The study considered selected lakes between 2001 and 2003|
|Quality Control||All scientific names were validated using FishBase (Froese & Pauly, 2018).|
Method step description:
- All scientific names were validated using FishBase (Froese & Pauly, 2018).
- Mbabazi D., (2004), Trophic Characterisation of the dominant fishes in the Victoria and Kyoga lake Basins, Phd Thesis, Makerere University Kampala
- Froese, R. & Pauly D. (Eds). 2018. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (06/2017). http://www.fishbase.org