Distribution Maps of Fishes in California
Entry ID: CA_ICE_AQUADIV_DistributionmapsfishesCA

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Summary
Abstract: There are estimated to be 120 native and non-native fish species that occur in
California. The following list of fish species and their reported
distributional ranges in California were compiled by Dr. Peter Moyle and his
graduate student Paul Randall of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Conservation Biology at UC Davis for the Nature Conservancy as part of their
Hexagon Project. Fish were mapped at the species level; subspecies were grouped
into their respective species level. Present rather than historical
distributions were mapped. As a source of data Dr. Moyle and Mr. Randall used a
comprehensive fish database that consisted of about 10 separate fish databases
from various agencies recording the presence and absence of a species. These
databases varied from one another in structure and were queried separately for
each species. Range maps were produced in accordance with the TNC's method of
identifying species presence using three confidence ratings: confident,
probable and possible. Information that came from existing databases (both
digital and published reports) was categorized as confident.

The purpose of the maps is to provide the native and non-native fish species in
California.

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 42.51 S: 32.02  E: -113.61  W: -124.9

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Peter Moyle, Paul Randall
Dataset Title: Distribution Maps of Fishes in California
Dataset Release Place: Davis, California
Dataset Publisher: University of California at Davis, Information Center for the Environment
Data Presentation Form: maps
Online Resource: http://ice.ucdavis.edu/aquadiv/fishcovs/fishmaps.html


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Quality
Taxonomic Identifications from American Fisheries Society Publication 20
(1991).
Present rather than historical distributions were mapped. As a source of data
Dr. Moyle and Mr. Randall used a comprehensive fish database that consisted of
about 10 separate fish databases from various agencies recording the presence
and absence of a species. These databases varied from one another in structure
and were queried separately for each species.


Keywords
fish database
native fish species
non-native fish species
range maps
California


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://wfcb.ucdavis.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PETER MOYLE
Phone: 530-752-6355
Fax: 530-752-4154
Email: pbmoyle at ucdavis.edu
Contact Address:
Information Center for the Environment
Department of Environmental Science & Policy
University of California
One Shields Ave
City: Davis
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95616
Country: USA


Personnel
PETER MOYLE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 530-752-6355
Fax: 530-752-4154
Email: pbmoyle at ucdavis.edu
Contact Address:
Information Center for the Environment
Department of Environmental Science & Policy
University of California
One Shields Ave
City: Davis
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95616
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12

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