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Global Freshwater Fish Species Richness

Global Freshwater Fish Species Richness

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The 1,054 drainage basins in this map cover more than 80% of the world’s continental surface area. The evaluation of native, non-native, and endemic freshwater fish species is based on an extensive literature survey. 

Source

Research Institute for Development (IRD), National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France)
 
Evolution and Biological Diversity Laboratory, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France)
 

see also:

Brosse, S., Beauchard, O., Blanchet, S., Dürr, H.H., Grenouillet, G., Hugueny, B., Lauzeral, C., Leprieur, F., Tedesco, P.A., Villeger, S., Oberdorff, T. (2013). Fish-SPRICH: a database of freshwater fish species richness throughout the World. Hydrobiologia 700: 343–349. (link).

with support provided by: BioFresh project

BioFresh

authors

Pablo A. Tedesco email, Céline Jézéquel & Thierry Oberdorff

contact

P. A. Tedesco,  C. Jézéquel, T. Oberdorff
UMR ‘‘BOREA’’ CNRS 7208/IRD 207/MNHN/UPMC, DMPA
Biologie des Organismes et des Ecosystèmes Aquatiques
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
43, rue Cuvier, 75231 Paris Cedex, France

Related Publications

  • Brosse, B., Beauchard, O., Blanchet, S., Dürr H.H., Grenouillet, G., Hugueny, B., Lauzeral, C., Leprieur, F., Tedesco, P.A., Villeger, S. & Oberdorff, T. (2013). Fish-SPRICH: a database of freshwater fish species richness throughout the World. Hydrobiologia 700: 343-349.
  • Oberdorff, T., Tedesco, P.A., Hugueny, B., Leprieur, F., Beauchard, O., Brosse, S. & Dürr, H.H. (2011). Global and regional patterns in riverine fish species richness – A review. International Journal of Ecology 2011: 1-12.

base layer references

  • Lehner, B., Verdin, K. & Jarvis, A. (2008). New Global Hydrography Derived From Spaceborne Elevation Data. Eos 89: 93.

Related Metadata

Metadata for this dataset can be viewed in the Freshwater Metadatabase:

Fish-SPRICH: a database of freshwater fish species richness throughout the World

download

The Fish-SPRICH database can be downloaded from the BioFresh data repository:

http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/data/BF8-SPRICH

acknowledgements

This work was supported by the EU BioFresh Project (7th Framework European Program, Contract No. 226874).

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