Shoreline fish distribution in Italian lakes assessed by electrofishing

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The dataset includes data on fish species distribution along the shoreline of 25 Italian lakes and reservoirs achieved by point abundance standardised electrofishing. Data were obtained between 2007 and 2014. The database offers a detailed description of the biodiversity of fish communities in the Italian regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige and Sardinia including both natural lakes and reservoirs. Detailed metadata can be found in the Freshwater Metadatabase (http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/metadb/bf_mdb_view.php?entryID=FWM_20) and in the Freshwater Metadata Journal (http://freshwaterjournal.eu).

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 239 records.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Volta, P. & Galafassi, S. (2018): Database on shoreline fish distribution in italian lakes assessed by electrofishing.

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is BioFresh. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 6d914327-6c7f-4ceb-8f67-4b80792ceded.  BioFresh publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data.

Keywords

freshwater fish; Italy; lakes; non native fish species; PASE electrofishing; lakes; Biosphere; Biological Classification; Climate Indicators; Terrestrial Hydrosphere; Biota; Environment; Inland Waters; Occurrence

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Shoreline_fish_distribution.csvhttp://150.145.35.118/Datasets/Shoreline_fish_distribution.csv ASCII csv 0

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Pietro Volta
CNR Water Research Institute Largo Tonolli 50 28922 Verbania IT +39 0323 518335
http://www.irsa.cnr.it/
Silvia Galafassi
scientist
CNR Water Research Institute IT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Pietro Volta
scientist
CNR Water Research Institute Largo Tonolli 50 28922 Verbania IT +39 0323 518335
http://www.irsa.cnr.it/

Who filled in the metadata:

Pietro Volta
scientist
CNR Water Research Institute +39 0323 518335

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber

Geographic Coverage

National coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [40.553, 7.126], North East [46.757, 12.085]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-01-01 / 2014-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title LIFE+ Inhabit, WISER, CENSIMENTO DELLA FAUNA ITTICA DEI LAGHI SUDALPINI
Funding INHABIT - LIFE08 ENV/IT/000413. WISER - European Union, 7th Framewor.k Programme, Theme 6 (Environment including Climate Change) (contract No. 226273). CENSIMENTO DELLA FAUNA ITTICA DEI LAGHI SUDALPINI - REGIONE LOMBARDIA.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Pietro Volta

Sampling Methods

specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting: The electrofishing device was a built-in-frame EL64GII (Scubla Acquaculture, 7,000 W, 600 V, DC current) set up with a copper cathode (width 2.5 cm, length 300 cm) and a steel ring anode (thickness 0.8 cm, diameter 50 cm). The Point Abundance Sampling Electrofishing (PASE) method (Copp & Garner, 1995; ISPRA, 2014) was used in which the anode is dipped for 20 s at each sampling point. The number of points depended on lake size and habitat complexity.

Study Extent The dataset includes data on fish species distribution along the shoreline of 25 Italian lakes and reservoirs achieved by point abundance standardised electrofishing. Data were obtained between 2007 and 2014.

Method step description:

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

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Volta, P. & Galafassi, S., 2018. Metadata to the database on fish distribution in Italian lakes and reservoirs. Freshwater Metadata Journal 35: 1-4. https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2018.35

Additional Metadata

The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but dataset creator/data contributors must be informed prior to publication. Data must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

Alternative Identifiers FWM_20
Shoreline fish distribution in Italian lakes
http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/ipt/resource?r=fwm_20_shoreline_fishdistribution_electrofishing