This dataset presents the occurrence records of fish species collected in selected rivers in western Uganda. The fish were mostly collected during surveys conducted as part of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) associated with development projects such as hydro-electric dams operated or planned along the rivers.
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 405 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.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Bassa S (2020): Fish species occurrences in selected rivers in western Uganda. v1.2. National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt-uganda.gbif.fr/resource?r=riveroccurrences&v=1.2
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 61316a81-20a4-47e0-8635-20ca6f2700f6. National Fisheries Resources Research Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Uganda.
Occurrence; Uganda; Rivers; Fish; ESIA; Observation
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The dataset covers rivers in Uganda including Murchison Nile, Ndugutu, Sindlira, Ssebwe, Mubuku, and Nyamwamba
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-0.044, 29.312], North East [2.636, 32.036]|
The dataset covers fish identified to genus and species levels
|Species||Alestes dentex, Alestes baremoze, Amphilius jacksonii, Aplocheilichthys pumilus, Auchenoglanis occidentalis, Bagrus docmak, Bagrus bajad, Brycinus macrolepidotus, Brycinus nurse, Clarias gariepinus, Clarias liocephalus, Coptodon zillii, Distichodus nefasch, Enteromius kerstenii, Enteromius paludinosus, Enteromius apleurogramma, Enteromius jacksoni, Enteromius kerstenii, Enteromius pellegrini, Enteromius perince, Hippopotamyrus grahami, Hydrocynus forskahlii, Hyperopisus bebe, Labeo coubie, Labeo forskalii, Labeo horie, Labeobarbus altianalis, Labeobarbus bynni, Lates macrophthalmus, Lates niloticus, Leptocypris niloticus, Mormyrops anguilloides, Mormyrus kannume, Nannocharax niloticus, Oreochromis niloticus, Oreochromis leucostictus, Pollimyrus petherici, Schilbe intermedius, Schilbe mystus, Synodontis afrofischeri, Synodontis frontosus, Synodontis schall|
Sampling was conducted using an electric fisher, overnight longline, hook nd line, active gillnetting, and minnor traps, set overnight.
|Study Extent||The sampling covered rivers (Murchison Nile, Ndugutu, Sindlira, Ssebwe, Mubuku, Muzizi, and Nyamwamba)in Uganda. These were sampled in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The sampling was part of bigger environmental impact assessments, associated with development projects on the rivers such as hydro-electric power dams and oil development.|
|Quality Control||All scientific names were validated basing FishBase (Froese & Paully, 2018).|
Method step description:
- Fish identification In the field, fish species were identified to the lowest taxon level possible. Unidentified specimens were preserved in 10% formalin and transferred for identification out of the field using taxonomic keys. Scientific names were validated based on FishBase (Froese & Paully, 2018).
- Froese, R. & Pauly D. (Eds). 2018. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (06/2017). http://www.fishbase.org