Freshwater fishes of Italy

Latest version published by BioFresh on Sep 8, 2017 BioFresh

The database reflects the widely distributed data for Italian freshwater fish occurrences collected in the last 20 years. These data are actually hidden in fisheries plans and studies of the Italian provinces, regions, parks, and some other local administration databases and “grey literature”. These databases and literature resources are collected together, and the records are georeferenced and organized into one database (using Artedian

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Data Records

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 52,545 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.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 52,545 records in English (991 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

BioFresh (data publisher), Cesare Puzzi, Alessandra Ippoliti (data provider) (2015). Distribution data of Italian freshwater fish mobilised through BioFresh. Published on


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is BioFresh. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 685a47f1-95b5-4bc0-b105-3ed0128defbf.  BioFresh publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data.


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Who created the resource:

Cesare Puzzi
GRAIA Srl Via Repubblica 1 21020 Varano Borghi (VA) IT 0039 0332 961097

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Cesare Puzzi
GRAIA Srl Via Repubblica 1 21020 Varano Borghi (VA) IT 0039 0332 961097

Who filled in the metadata:

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Cesare Puzzi
GRAIA Srl 0039 0332 961097
BioFresh (data publisher), Cesare Puzzi, Alessandra Ippoliti (data provider)

Geographic Coverage

National coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [36.582, 6.634], North East [47.06, 18.573]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1992-01-01 / 2012-01-01

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_CF22