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Database of Marine Larval Fish Assemblages in Australian temperate and subtropical waters 1983 - 2016

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Nov 22, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Larval fishes are a useful metric of marine ecosystem state and change, as well as species-specific patterns in phenology. The high level of taxonomic expertise required to identify larval fishes to species level, and the considerable effort required to collect them, make these data extremely valuable. Here we collate 3178 samples of larval fishes, from 12 research projects from 1983 to November 2016, from temperate and subtropical Australian waters. This forms a benchmark for the larval fish assemblage for the region, and includes recent monitoring of larval fishes at coastal oceanographic reference stations. Comparing larval fishes among projects can be problematic to due to differences in taxonomic resolution, and identifying all taxa to species can extremely challenging, so this study reports a standard taxonomic resolution (of 221 taxa) for this region to help guide future research. All data reported here has been expertly resolved to this taxonomic resolution.

The ongoing version of this larval fish database is freely available through the Australian Ocean Data Network Portal (AODN; http://portal.aodn.org.au/) in the near future, and will serve as a data repository for surveys of larval fish assemblages in the region.

In addition species have been mapped to the World Register of Marine Species and abiotic parameters and units of measure have where possible mapped to the BODC vocabularies.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event 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 3,178 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    3178
  • Occurrence 
    38445
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    12568

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.

Downloads

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 3,178 records in English (855 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Smith, JA, Miskiewicz, AG, Beckley, LE, Everett, JD, Garcia, V, Gray, CA, Holliday D, Jordan, AR, Keane, J, Lara-Lopez, A, Leis, JM, Matis, PA, Muhling, BA, Neira, FJ, Richardson, AJ, Smith, KA, Swadling, KM, Syahailatua, A, Taylor, MD, van Ruth, PD, Ward, TM, Suthers, IM (2018), Database of Marine Larval Fish Assemblages in Australian temperate and subtropical waters 1983 - 2016. Australian Ocean Data Network - DOI: 10.4225/69/5ab33c62f9c52 (http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/69/5ab33c62f9c52)

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. 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: 34cb7d73-fce2-46f2-b4df-f8ec6085b8c2.  CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Atlas of Living Australia.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

James Smith
Principal Investigator
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), The University of New South Wales (UNSW) 2052 Sydney New South Wales AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

James Smith
Principal Investigator
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), The University of New South Wales (UNSW) 2052 Sydney New South Wales AU
Iain Suthers
Principal Investigator
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), The University of New South Wales (UNSW) 2052 Sydney New South Wales AU

Who filled in the metadata:

James Smith
Principal Investigator
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), The University of New South Wales (UNSW) 2052 Sydney New South Wales AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

New South Wales, Tasmania and Western Australian coasts.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-43.2, 111.5], North East [-21.9, 154.6]

Taxonomic Coverage

Fish

Class  Actinopterygii

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1983-01-01 / 2016-12-04

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Richardson AJ, Walne AW, John AWG, Jonas TD, Lindley JA, Sims DW, Stevens D, Witt M (2006) Using continuous plankton recorder data. Prog Oceanogr 68:27-74
  2. Smith, JA et al. A database of marine larval fish assemblages in Australian temperate and subtropical waters. Sci. Data. 5:180207 doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.207 (2018). 10.1038/sdata.2018.207

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=imos_larval_fish