DNA barcoding as a tool to explore elasmobranch diversity in environmental DNA off the Banc d’Arguin (Mauritania)

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25 October 2023
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Metabarcoding was used to explore species diversity in eDNA samples from the PNBA. Results confirmed the presence of 29 different species, 12 sharks and 17 rays of which 14 species had previously never been reported from the PNBA in the literature.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

de la Hoz Schilling C, Earl C (2023). DNA barcoding as a tool to explore elasmobranch diversity in environmental DNA off the Banc d’Arguin (Mauritania). Version 2.0. OBIS Secretariat. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.25607/bce6up


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Carolina de la Hoz Schilling
  • Originator
Universidade do Algarve
Chandra Earl
  • Metadata Provider
  • Processor
eDNA Scientific Officer
OBIS Secretariat
  • Point Of Contact

Geographic Coverage

Banc d'Arguin National Park

Bounding Coordinates South West [19.342, -16.752], North East [20.834, -15.963]

Taxonomic Coverage


Superclass Agnatha
Unranked Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

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

Bibliographic Citations

  1. de la Hoz Schilling, C. (2021). DNA barcoding as a tool to explore elasmobranch diversity in environmental DNA off the Banc d’Arguin (Mauritania). MSc thesis. University of Algarve. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/18173

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/bce6up