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A database of freshwater fish species of the Amazon Basin

1 EDB - Evolution et Diversité Biologique
2 BOREA - Biologie des Organismes et Ecosystèmes Aquatiques
3 PUJ - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
4 UNMSM - Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
5 UGENT - Universiteit Gent = Ghent University
6 Universidade Federal de São Paulo
7 INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia = National Institute of Amazonian Research
8 Instituto Amazonico de Investigaciones Cientificas
9 Museo Nacional de Historia Natural La Paz
10 UFMT - Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
11 UFOPA - Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará [Santarém]
12 UMSS - Universidad Mayor de San Simón [Cochabamba, Bolivie]
13 Centro Universitário Aparício Carvalho
14 MHN - Museum d'Histoire Naturelle [Genève]
15 IMT AvH - Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Alexander von Humboldt"
16 UNIR - Universidade Federal de Rondônia [Brésil]
17 UFPA - Federal University of Para - Universidade Federal do Pará - UFPA [Belém, Brazil]
18 UFMG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais = Federal University of Minas Gerais [Belo Horizonte, Brazil]
19 Drexel University
20 UNAL - Universidad Nacional de Colombia [Bogotà]
21 UFPR - Universidade Federal do Paraná [Curitiba, Brasil] = Federal University of Paraná [Curitiba, Brazil] = Université fédérale du Paraná [Curitiba, Brésil]
22 UNIGE - Université de Genève = University of Geneva
23 Instituto para la Investigación y la Preservación del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural [Cali, Colombie]
24 INABIO - Instituto Nacional De Biodiversidad
25 Universidad del Tolima
26 Universidad Autonoma del Beni
Céline Jézéquel
Raphaël Covain
John Lundberg
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Thierry Oberdorff
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The Amazon Basin is an unquestionable biodiversity hotspot, containing the highest freshwater biodiversity on earth and facing off a recent increase in anthropogenic threats. The current knowledge on the spatial distribution of the freshwater fish species is greatly deficient in this basin, preventing a comprehensive understanding of this hyper-diverse ecosystem as a whole. Filling this gap was the priority of a transnational collaborative project, i.e. the AmazonFish project - https://www.amazon-fish.com/. Relying on the outputs of this project, we provide the most complete fish species distribution records covering the whole Amazon drainage. The database, including 2,406 validated freshwater native fish species, 232,936 georeferenced records, results from an extensive survey of species distribution including 590 different sources (e.g. published articles, grey literature, online biodiversity databases and scientific collections from museums and universities worldwide) and field expeditions conducted during the project. This database, delivered at both georeferenced localities (21,500 localities) and sub-drainages grains (144 units), represents a highly valuable source of information for further studies on freshwater fish biodiversity, biogeography and conservation.
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Céline Jézéquel, Pablo A Tedesco, Remy Bigorne, Javier Maldonado-Ocampo, Hernan Ortega, et al.. A database of freshwater fish species of the Amazon Basin. Scientific Data , 2020, 7 (1), ⟨10.1038/s41597-020-0436-4⟩. ⟨ird-02558001⟩
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