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Metadatabase view - dataset: Freshwater Fishes from Argentina

General information

dataset entry ID:
FWM_27
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Freshwater Fishes from Argentina
full name of the datast (original/national language):
Distribución geográfica de los peces de aguas continentales de Argentina
dataset short name:
BasePecesArg
type of dataset (more information):
species distribution data
specify:
Coordinates for each record
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
The main objective of this database is to compile and publish high-quality, georeferenced information on the distribution of inland fish from the Argentine Republic. It has fields of information of various types: systematic and conservation status (23 fields), geographical (16), literature (12), georeferencing and associated quality (12), and collection (3). It currently has 19,000 records of nearly 550 valid native and 24 exotic species, which were scattered across 800 scientific publications and museum collections. 30% of the records correspond to specimens while the rest of the records are observational.
short description of the dataset/summary (original/national language):
El objetivo central de esta base de datos es compilar y publicar información, georreferenciada y de alta calidad, sobre la distribución de los peces de aguas continentales de la República Argentina. Posee campos de información de diversos tipos: de sistemática y status de conservación (23 campos), geográficos (16), de bibliografía (12), de georreferenciación y calidad asociada (12), y de colección (3). Actualmente cuenta con unos 19.000 registros de casi 550 especies nativas y 24 exóticas válidas, que se encontraban dispersos en más de 800 publicaciones científicas y varias colecciones de museos. Un 30% de los registros corresponden a especímenes mientras que el resto de los registros son observacionales.
keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Terrestrial Hydrosphere
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota, Geoscientific Information, Inland Waters, Location
INSPIRE keywords according to GEMET:
Administrative units, Bio-geographical regions, Geographical names, Habitats and biotopes, Hydrography, Species distribution
own science keywords:
Argentina, freshwater fishes, distribution
funding:
Museo de Ciencias Naturales "A. Scasso"

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Excel
operating system:
Win 7
Spanish
current access level:
web (public)
www.pecesargentina.com.ar
others/details:
Not all fields are available in the website; information can be requested via infobasepecesarg@gmail.com
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
yes
data in data repository:
yes
specify repository:
Ictioplata (partial)
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
no
update level:
continuously updated
type:
manual
language:
Spanish
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Jorge
 
Liotta
phone:
+54 9 336 4639246
email:
jorgerliotta@gmail.com
institution:
Museo de Ciencias Naturales "A. Scasso"
address:
Don Bosco 580
postal code, city:
2900
 
San Nicolás de los Arroyos
Buenos Aires
country
Argentina
www.museoscasso.com.ar
technical contact person:
Jorge
 
Liotta
+54 9 336 4639246
infobasepecesarg@gmail.com
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
Jorge
 
Liotta
phone:
+54 9 336 4639246
email:
jorgerliotta@gmail.com

Intellectual property rights and citation

dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Jorge Liotta
contact email:
jorgerliotta@gmail.com
contact institution:
Museo de Ciencias Naturales "A. Scasso"
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
single
criteria for using this dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.
other/additional criteria:
Certain fields of the dataset are available in a website (www.pecesargentina.com.ar), free of charge, with prior login. A distribution map for the selected species is shown. Users can request more data by contacting infobasepecesarg@gmail.com.
citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Liotta, J.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Base de datos de peces de aguas continentales de Argentina. Published on: http://www.peceargentina.com.ar. Accessed on [dd/mm/yyyy].
year:
2019
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Liotta J.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Geographical distribution database of freshwater fishes from Argentina. Freshwater Metadata Journal 47: 1-5
year:
2020
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2020.47

dataset related references:
reference 1:
author(s):
Liotta, J.
title:
Distribución geográfica de los peces de aguas continentales de la República Argentina, PROBIOTA Serie Documentos N° 3, FCNyM, UNLP - Fundación Óga - Museo de Ciencias Naturales Rvdo. P. Antonio Scasso, 701 pp, Buenos Aires.
year:
2006

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
national
continents:
South America
spatial extent (bounding coordinates):
southernmost latitude [°]:
-68,5688889
northernmost latitude [°]:
-21,9666667
westernmost longitude [°]:
-73,1579722
easternmost longitude [°]:
-53,6833333
        
minimum altitude:
0
 
metres
maximum altitude:
4000
 
metres
countries:
South America: Argentina
world climatic regions according to Köppen:
Group B: dry (arid and semiarid) climates
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
Group D: continental/microthermal climate
Group E: polar climates
freshwater ecoregions of the world (FEOW) according to WWF:
 
South America:
Bonaerensean Drainages, Chaco, Cuyan - Desaguadero, Iguassu, Lower Parana, Lower Uruguay, Mar Chiquita - Salinas Grandes, Patagonia, Upper Parana, Upper Uruguay, Valdivian Lakes
ecosystem type:
rivers, lakes/ponds, wetlands, groundwater, general freshwater
covered timeframe:
year from
1860
 
year to:
2019

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude, format: DD
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
site coding available:
no
numerical
number of sites:
>1000
exact number of sites:
2883
comments:
The sites are defined here concatenating decimal latitude and decimal longitude. Locality, province, water body, basin, etc. are completed for each record.

Biological data

biological data origin:
specify project:
general compilation
specify method:
literature survey, compilation of existing databases, museum collections
comments:
Most of the data comes from scientific literature (more than 800 compiled papers), collections of Argentine and foreign museums have also been loaded.
organism group addressed:
fish

Sample resolution

fish

taxonomic resolution:
species
percentage of species level data:
99
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
reference(s):
Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds) 2019. Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes: genera, species, references. (http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Electronic version accessed 13 dec 2019.
sample specifications:

Other specifications

GIS layers, shape files related to the dataset:
species distribution
others/details:
GIS layers of species and higher taxa can be prepared. They are not available.
availability of photos:
yes
availability of maps:
yes
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
yes
quality control protocols and comments:
- Taxonomic validation (Fricke et al., 2019)
- Georeference validation (checked with Google Earth)
- Maximum Uncertainty Estimation (georeference calculator)
reference(s):
Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W.N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds) 2019. Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes: genera, species, references. http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Electronic version accessed 13 dec 2019.

http://41.242.99.131/sigcalc/source/gci2.html (leads to a Georeferencing calculator, provided by the Department of Computer Science and Applied Electronics of the National Center for Industrial and Technological Research of Madagascar)
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