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.
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.
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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
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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.
Occurrence; Uganda; Lake kyoga; Lake Opeta; River Manafwa; River Namatala; Fish; Observation
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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]|
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|
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:
- 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.
- 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
- Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (08/2019). www.fishbase.org