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Ocurence records for fish species in Uganda

Latest version published on Dec 6, 2017
This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Locations of where you can go to find specified fish species in Uganda

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 760 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 760 records in English (41 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Musinguzi L. 2018. Occurrence of fish species in Uganda.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF


Occurrence; fish; Uganda; Biodiversity


Who created the resource:

Laban Musinguzi

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Laban Musinguzi

Who filled in the metadata:

Laban Musinguzi

Who else was associated with the resource:

Laban Musinguzi
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Nature Uganda

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-0.945, 29.729], North East [3.952, 34.717]

Taxonomic Coverage

All fishes of Uganda

Class  Actinopterygii and Sarcopterygii

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2017-12-21 / 2014-12-15

Project Data

Effective conservation planning depends on the existence of reliable data being available on the status and distribution of fisheries resources. NaFIRRI houses a huge number of specimens that document spatial and temporal patterns of fish diversity in Uganda; however, the full potential of these collections has not been realized because the specimens and biodiversity information they hold are accessible almost solely to scientists at the institute. In addition, there are other institutions and individual scientists actively involved in monitoring and management of biodiversity data, but have data are in formats which are technically unusable by other researchers, conservationists, and policy makers. Inevitably, these rich fish biodiversity data make little or no impact in terms of informing conservation policies. The goal of this project is to increase capacity for conservation of threatened fish species through data mobilization and training. The specific objectives are (1) to mobilize data on at least 10,000 fish records from Uganda’s aquatic systems (including lakes, rivers and streams, and wetlands), (2) identify and train scientists active in monitoring and management of fish biodiversity data in the use of data publishing tools, and (3) create awareness among policy makers in use of biodiversity information for decision making. The mobilized data will be published through GBIF and UgaBIF, and will be incorporated into relevant conservation policies in Uganda through close involvement of biodiversity research and management agencies, universities, and policy makers. In the long-term, this project is anticipated to increase capacity for evidence–based conservation, biodiversity research, and education.

Title Increasing capacity for conservation of threatened fish species through data mobilization and training
Identifier BID-AF 2017-0206-SMA
Funding European Union through Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Study Area Description Uganda
Design Description The project considers mobilizations of occurrence data from preserved specimens, published and unpublished literature from institutions involved in fish biodiversity monitoring and research.

The personnel involved in the project:

Laban Musinguzi

Sampling Methods

Data mapping Museum samples Published literature Unpublished

Study Extent Uganda
Quality Control teleconferencing using canadensys

Method step description:

  1. coordinates were cleaned using canadensys by pasting them in the tool. Duplicate coordinates were cleared by removing one. Names were validated in fishbase that is the worlds reference platform for fish

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