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Metadatabase view - dataset: Ictioplata: a fish distribution database for the La Plata drainage basin

General information

dataset entry ID:
FWM_25
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Ictioplata: a fish distribution database for the La Plata drainage basin
dataset short name:
Ictioplata
type of dataset (more information):
species distribution data
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
The La Plata basin, including the Parana, Paraguay and Uruguay river drainages, is the second most important in South America with more than 3,000,000 km², providing natural resources to a population of 165 million people, including five countries. Because of its size and international configuration, no initiative has yet intended to compile the distribution of the fish fauna. The objective of the Ictioplata database is to fill this gap, offering the most complete possible scientific base to study fish distribution patterns of the La Plata basin. The database is built on a Geographic Information System (GIS) including data from different sources:

A. Information extracted from the literature (published articles, books, gray literature).
B. Data available from museums/collections and universities.
C. Data extracted from online databases such as GBIF, FishNet, SpeciesLink and IABIN, among others.

The database already provides a comprehensive overview of the fish diversity and distribution in the "Rio de la Plata" drainage basin, with nearly 100.000 occurrence records from 12 data sources that all together regroup nearly 70 museum and university collections (see appendix), complemented with over 800 bibliographic references. These records range from 1829 to 2016 for over 1450 native and 24 exotic species.

At this stage (December 2019), the database is available upon request and will be available in early 2020 to download, along with futur updated versions, from the website www.freshwaterfishdata.earth.


keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Biosphere, Biological Classification
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota, Environment, Inland Waters
INSPIRE keywords according to GEMET:
Species distribution
own science keywords:
freshwater fish, species distribution, Rio de la Plata
funding:
Financial support was offered by the Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique is part of the French Laboratory of Excellence projects "LABEX TULIP" and "LABEX CEBA" (ANR-10-LABX-41, ANR-10-LABX-25-01) and the Museo de Ciencias Naturales "Antonio Scasso" (Argentina)

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
others/specify
others/details:
PostgreSQL
operating system:
all operating systems
English
current access level:
web (public)
www.freshwaterfishdata.earth
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
yes
data in data repository:
no
specify repository:
A data portal is under construction (www.freshwaterfishdata.earth) and we plan to also send it to GBIF and the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
yes
update level:
update planned
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Céline
 
Jézéquel
email:
celine.jezequel@ird.fr
institution:
IRD
address:
UMR EDB - Université Paul Sabatier, 118 route de Narbonne, bat 4R1
postal code, city:
31000
 
Toulouse
country
France
technical contact person:
Céline
 
Jézéquel
celine.jezequel@ird.fr
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
Pablo
 
Tedesco
email:
pablo.tedesco@ird.fr

Intellectual property rights and citation

dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Pablo Tedesco
contact email:
pablo.tedesco@ird.fr
contact institution:
IRD
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
5
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
Pablo Tedesco
contact email:
pablo.tedesco@ird.fr
contact institute:
IRD
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 2
contact name:
Céline Jézéquel
contact email:
celine.jezequel@ird.fr
contact institute:
IRD
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 3
contact name:
Jorge Liotta
contact email:
jorgerliotta@gmail.com
contact institute:
Museo de Ciencias Naturales
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 4
contact name:
Remy Bigorne
contact email:
remy.bigorne@ird.fr
contact institute:
IRD
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 5
contact name:
Thierry Oberdorff
contact email:
thierry.oberdorff@ird.fr
contact institute:
IRD
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Jézéquel, C., Bigorne, R., Liotta, J., Oberdorff, T. & Tedesco, P.A.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Ictioplata: a fish distribution database for the La Plata drainage basin. http://www.freshwaterfishdata.earth
year:
2020
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Jézéquel C., Bigorne R., Liotta J., Oberdorff T. & Tedesco P.A.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Metadata description of the Ictioplata database: a fish distribution database for the La Plata drainage basin. Freshwater Metadata Journal 46: 1-6
year:
2020
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2020.46

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
catchment
continents:
South America
spatial extent (bounding coordinates):
southernmost latitude [°]:
-40
northernmost latitude [°]:
-14
westernmost longitude [°]:
-67
easternmost longitude [°]:
-43
        
countries:
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
freshwater ecoregions of the world (FEOW) according to WWF:
 
South America:
Chaco, Lower Parana, Lower Uruguay, Paraguay, Upper Parana, Upper Uruguay
ecosystem type:
rivers, lakes/ponds, wetlands
covered timeframe:
year from
1830
 
year to:
2016

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude
projected
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
site coding:
site coding available:
yes
alphanumerical
number of digits:
7
example:
IC00852
number of sites:
>1000
exact number of sites:
7000

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling
specify project:
general compilation
specify method:
comments:
The database is built on a Geographic Information System (GIS) including data from different sources:
A. Information extracted from the literature (published articles, books, gray literature).
B. Data available from museums/collections and universities.
C. Data extracted from online databases such as GBIF, FishNet, SpeciesLink and IABIN, among others.
organism group addressed:
fish

Sample resolution

fish

taxonomic resolution:
species
percentage of species level data:
100
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
FishBase & California Academy of Sciences-Catalogue of Fishes
reference(s):
Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. & Van der Laan, R. (2018). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org
sample specifications:
specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting:
These are the fields contained in the database: Field/Definition ID ICTIO/Unique code of occurrence Class/Name of the class Order/Name of the order Family/Name of the family CDFB16 Unique code of the species in Fishbase OGEN/Name of the genus OESP/Name of the species Species/Complete name of the species TYPE/Type de species (holotype, etc...) CAPDAY/Day of capture CAPMONTH/Month of capture CAPYEAR/Year of capture COLLEC/Collecting person IDENTI/Identification person LTYPE/Type of length LMM/Length in mm PROV/Organism providing the information BIBLIO/Bibliographic reference REF/Origine of the data COLMUS/Code of the museum CDCOLLEC/Collection type code NBCOLLEC/Collection number IDGBIF/GBIF identification TRANSLOC/Exotic status of the species OLOCALITY/Locality information of the capture ISO3/Code ISO3 FKST/Unique site code OX_dd/Longitude OY_dd/Latitude OHYNAM/Name of the hydrologic system IDGEON/Geonames code OHYTYPE/Habitat type HYINTER/Intermitency of the habitat OBANAM/Name of the drainage basin CD_BV1/Principal subdrainge code OS_BV1/Principal subdrainge name CD_BV2/Secundary subdrainge code OS_BV2/Secundary subdrainge name TYPDAT/ Data type (point or subdrainage) scientific name/Species name in the original data source DateUpdate/Date of last modification

Other specifications

GIS layers, shape files related to the dataset:
species distribution
hydrological information (as HydroBASINS)
catchments, river-sub-basins
availability of photos:
no
availability of maps:
yes
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
yes
quality control protocols and comments:
To avoid any duplication when integrating data from different sources, all duplicates are identified and excluded during import by either verifying unique identifiers for occurrences (or fields that should constitute unique identifiers when considered together; e.g. institute + collection + collection number) or based on sampling details in combination with the geographical coordinates of the data.

Where available, details on provenance, citation, along with a modification/"last updated" timestamp (e.g. only available for GBIF and SpeciesLink) are systematically documented for the retained records. In addition, during import, each record is systematically checked for reliability and consistency, using the FishBase Consortium database, and the California Academy of Science's Catalog of Fishes, as nomenclature authority files. During the process of building the database, a taxonomic checklist work is achieved to validate all species actually present in the La Plata drainage basin.
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