Occurrence

Fish species occurrence and composition in shallow (wetland) habitats of Northern Lake Victoria (Uganda)

Latest version published by National Fisheries Resources Research Institute on 27 June 2019 National Fisheries Resources Research Institute
This dataset presents occurrence records and composition of fish species collected in shallow habitats of different vegetation fringes in Lake Victoria, 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 1,525 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, Balirwa J (2019): Fish species occurrence and composition in shallow (wetland) habitats of Northern Lake Victoria (Uganda). v1.1. National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt-uganda.gbif.fr/resource?r=fishspeciesinshallowhabitats&v=1.1

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 (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 3d514dad-76ed-43d3-893c-915910ce638c.  National Fisheries Resources Research Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Uganda.

Keywords

Occurrence; Lake Victoria; Uganda; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Monic Nsega
Principal Research Technician
National Fisheries Resources Research Institute
Nile Crescent, Plot 39/45, Jinja Opposite the wagon ferry terminal
343 Jinja
UG
John Balirwa
Director of Research
National Fisheries Resources Resources Research Institute
Nile Crescent, Plot 39/45, Jinja opposite the Wagon ferry terminal
343 Jinja
UG

Who can answer questions about the resource:

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

Who else was associated with the resource:

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

Geographic Coverage

The study covered habitats in Northern Lake Victoria, Uganda

Bounding Coordinates South West [0.389, 33.189], North East [0.478, 33.293]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Genus  Haplochromis
Species  Astatoreochromis alluaudi,  Bagrus docmak,  Brycinus jacksonii,  Brycinus sadleri,  Clarias alluaudi,  Clarias gariepinus,  Clarias liocephalus,  Coptodon zillii,  Gnathonemus longibarbis,  Haplochromis barbarae,  Haplochromis laparogramma,  Haplochromis lividus,  Haplochromis macrops,  Haplochromis nigricans,  Haplochromis nubilus,  Haplochromis nyanzae,  Hippopotamyrus grahami,  Labeobarbus altianalis,  Lates niloticus,  Mastacembelus frenatus,  Momyrus kannume,  Oreochromis esculentus,  Oreochromis leucostictus,  Oreochromis niloticus,  Oreochromis variabilis,  Protopterus aethiopicus,  Synodontis afrofischeri,  Synodontis victoriae

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1993-1996

Project Data

The project studied the ecology of wetlands of Lake Victoria and their importance for fish (Balirwa, 1998).

Title Lake Victoria wetlands and the ecology of the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis Niloticus Linné
Study Area Description The study was undertaken on the Ugandan part of Lake Victoria, near Jinja
Design Description Detailed information on sampling design is available in Balirwa (1998). Sampling was conducted in shallow habitats (< 2.5m depth) of wetland lake interface. The habitats were differentiated by the dominant plant species in the wetland i.e.: Cyperus papyrus, Vossia cuspidata, Typha domingensis, Phragmites mauritianus and, Eichhonia crassipes. Sampling was conducted

The personnel involved in the project:

Originator
John Balirwa

Sampling Methods

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 Sampling was conducted on the Ugandan part of Lake Victoria, near Jinja. The sampling was from 1993 to 1996.
Quality Control All scientific names were validated using FishBase (Froese & Paully, 2018).

Method step description:

  1. Geo-referencing and coordinate conversions The coordinates associated with the dataset were retrieved from Balirwa (1998). These were transformed to decimal degrees using online coordinate conversion tools including canadensys (http://data.canadensys.net/tools/coordinates) and PGC Coordinate Converter (https://www.pgc.umn.edu/apps/convert/) of the University of Minnesota. The locations verified in Google Earth.
  2. Confirming fish species names Species names were confirmed using FishBase (Froese & Paully, 2018). For the species that were allocated to the genus Barbus in the original survey data, the currently accepted nomenclature, Labeobarbus for the large hexaploid species was adopted (Van Ginneken et al., 2017; Vreven et al. 2016). All haplochromine cichlids are allocated to genus Haplochromis which is accepted in Fishbase.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Balirwa, J.S. (1998) Lake Victoria Wetlands and the ecology of the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus Linne. PhD Dissertation, Wageningen Agricultural University, Delft, the Netherlands.
  2. Froese, R. & Pauly D. (Eds). 2018. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (06/2017). http://www.fishbase.org
  3. Van Ginneken, M., Decru, E., Verheyen, E. and Snoeks, J. (2017). ‘Morphometry and DNA barcoding reveal cryptic diversity in the genus Enteromius (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from the Congo basin, Africa’. European Journal of Taxonomy. 310:1–32.
  4. Vreven, E.J.W.M.N., Musschoot, T., Snoeks, J. and Schliewen, U.K. (2016). ‘The African hexaploid Torini (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae): review of a tumultuous history’. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 177:231–305.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 3d514dad-76ed-43d3-893c-915910ce638c
http://ipt-uganda.gbif.fr/resource?r=fishspeciesinshallowhabitats