Entry ID: OBIS.Fishbase

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Abstract: FishBase is a global information system covering all aspects of fish biology, ecology, population dynamics, life history, and usage by humans. The information is provided in monthly updates at Occurrence data stem mostly from museum collections, less from surveys and the scientific literature; in addition, about 1,000 observation records were reported by the public (fish ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 88.0   S: -80.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Froese, R. And D. Pauly, eds.
Dataset Title: Fishbase
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Manila, Philippines
Dataset Publisher: International Center for Living Aquatic Resources (ICLARM)
Version: Fishbase2000
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1800-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-07-16
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Access Constraints None.
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Data Center
Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: ward.appeltans at
Contact Address:
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Wandelaarkaai 7
City: Oostende
Postal Code: 8400
Country: Belgium
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Fax: +63-49 536-0202
Email: E.Agbayani at
Email: FishBase at
Contact Address:
WorldFish Center
3rd Flr., Khush Hall, IRRI, College
City: Los Banos
Province or State: Laguna
Postal Code: 4031
Country: Philippines
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Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication., version (MM/200Y).

R.A. McCall and R.M. May, August 31, 1995, FishBase article (exact title unknown), Nature, v. 378:735, 31

K. Matsuura, Unknown date, FishBase review (exact title unknown) Journal article, Journal of Ichthyology, Vol. 42 (3/4): 342
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10
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