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A database of freshwater fish species of the Amazon Basin

Céline Jézéquel 1 Pablo A Tedesco 2 Remy Bigorne 1 Javier Maldonado-Ocampo 3 Hernan Ortega 4 Max Hidalgo 4 Koen Martens 5 Gislene Torrente-Vilara 6 Jansen Zuanon 7 Astrid Acosta 8 Edwin Agudelo 8 Soraya Barrera Maure 9 Douglas Bastos 7 Juan Bogotá Gregory 8 Fernando Cabeceira 10 André Canto 11 Fernando Carvajal-Vallejos 12 Lucélia Carvalho 10 Ariana Cella-Ribeiro 13 Raphaël Covain 14 Carlos Donascimiento 15 Carolina Doria 16 Cleber Duarte 7 Efrem Ferreira 7 André v. Galuch 7 Tommaso Giarrizzo 17 Rafael Leitão 18 John Lundberg 19 Mabel Maldonado 12 José Mojica 20 Luciano Montag 21 Willian Ohara 16 Tiago Pires 7 Marc Pouilly 2 Saúl Prada-Pedreros 3 Luiz de Queiroz 22 Lucia Rapp Py-Daniel 7 Frank Ribeiro 11 Raúl Ríos Herrera 23 Jaime Sarmiento 9 Leandro Sousa 21 Lis Stegmann 7 Jonathan Valdiviezo-Rivera 24 Francisco Villa 25 Takayuki Yunoki 26 Thierry Oberdorff 1 
Abstract : 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 - 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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