Freshwater fishes of the Western Balkans

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08 September 2017
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Database of the widely distributed data for freshwater fish occurrences of the countries of the Western Balkans (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia). These data are actually hidden in databases of national fisheries institutes, databases of regional fish collections and as well in grey literature (about 700 references). These databases and literature resources will be collected together, and the records will be georeferenced and organized into one database (using Artedian

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Data Records

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BioFresh (data publisher), Primoz Zupancic (data provider) (2015). Distribution data of Western Balkan freshwater fish mobilised through BioFresh. Published on


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GBIF Registration

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Primoz Zupancic
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Dinaric Research Institute
Dolsko 14- 1262
Aaike De Wever
BioFresh (data publisher), Primoz Zupancic (data provider)
  • Author

Geographic Coverage

National coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [40.832, 13.357], North East [46.88, 23.056]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

  1. commonly used series of methods steps regarding fish (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers BF_CF13