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Distribution Maps of Fishes in California

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Peter Moyle, Paul Randall
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Distribution Maps of Fishes in California
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps
Series_Information:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Davis, California
Publisher: University of California at Davis, Information Center for the Environment
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://ice.ucdavis.edu/aquadiv/fishcovs/fishmaps.html
Description:
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.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.9
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -113.61
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.51
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.02
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: Fish Database
Theme_Keyword: Native Fish Species
Theme_Keyword: Non-native Fish Species
Theme_Keyword: Range Maps
Theme_Keyword: California
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PETER MOYLE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Information Center for the Environment
Address: Department of Environmental Science & Policy
Address: University of California
Address: One Shields Ave
City: Davis
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95616
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 530-752-6355
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 530-752-4154
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pbmoyle@ucdavis.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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.
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UC-DAVIS/DWFCB > Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis
Contact_Person: PETER MOYLE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Information Center for the Environment
Address: Department of Environmental Science & Policy
Address: University of California
Address: One Shields Ave
City: Davis
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95616
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 530-752-6355
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 530-752-4154
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pbmoyle@ucdavis.edu
Resource_Description: CA_ICE_AQUADIV_DistributionmapsfishesCA
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://wfcb.ucdavis.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mercury.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xsltTex...
Access_Instructions:
Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050818
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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