Preliminary Report on Check Lists of Reef Fishes at Aldabra, December 2021

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Publication date:
04 December 2023
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From 9th to 12th December 2021 a series of dives were carried out on the outer reef of Aldabra along the north and west sides of the atoll. The purpose was to identify non-cryptic reef fish species between the approximate depths of 10m and 20m at a series of locations specified by Seychelles Island Foundation (SIF) researchers based at Aldabra.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Downing N, Stobart B, Earl C (2023). Preliminary Report on Check Lists of Reef Fishes at Aldabra, December 2021. Version 2.1. OBIS Secretariat. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.25607/fsbkww


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Nigel Downing
  • Originator
Aldabra Marine Programme
Ben Stobart
  • Originator
Aldabra Marine Programme
Chandra Earl
  • Metadata Provider
  • Processor
eDNA Scientific Officer
OBIS Secretariat
  • Point Of Contact

Geographic Coverage

Aldabra Atoll

Bounding Coordinates South West [-9.507, 46.187], North East [-9.351, 46.538]

Taxonomic Coverage


Superclass Agnatha
Unranked Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2021-12-09 / 2021-12-12

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

  1. See Github Project and R Notebook for dataset construction methods

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Downing, Nigel & Stobart, Ben. (2021). Preliminary Report on Check Lists of Reef Fishes at Aldabra, December 2021. Aldabra Marine Programme https://www.aldabra.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Report-on-December-2021-Aldabra-surveys.pdf

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose These data were made accessible through UNESCO's eDNA Expeditions project to mobilize available marine species and occurrence datasets from World Heritage Sites.
Alternative Identifiers 10.25607/fsbkww