Ichthyofauna of Littoral of the Gulf Arguin, Mauritania: Fishes Checklist

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According to the materials of 2000–2004, in littoral of the gulf Arguin (at the coast of Northern Africa) dwell 91 fish species. Fish young, accumulating 97.9–99.7% of ichthyofauna, endure main cycle of development in the zone of littoral, use it for pasture and as a shelter. Five types of littoral are distinguished in the gulf. Ichthyofauna composition of different littoral types has significant similarity, but differs essentially from ichthyofauna of open ocean littoral. The role of the gulf Arguin, taking into consideration its dimensions, is unique in reproduction, biodiversity maintenance and existence of numerous fish species (including fishery species) of Northern Africa.

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Gushchina A V, Fall K O M, Earl C (2023). Ichthyofauna of Littoral of the Gulf Arguin, Mauritania: Fishes Checklist. Version 2.1. OBIS Secretariat. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.25607/ihbtkl


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A. V. Gushchina
  • Originator
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences
Khallagi Ould Mokhamad Fall
  • Originator
Mauritanian Institute for Oceanographic Research and Fisheries
Chandra Earl
  • Metadata Provider
  • Processor
eDNA Scientific Officer
OBIS Secretariat
  • Point Of Contact

Geographic Coverage

Banc d'Arguin

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

Taxonomic Coverage


Superclass Agnatha
Unranked Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2000-01-01 / 2004-12-31

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

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

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Gushchin, A.V., Fall, K.O.M. Ichthyofauna of littoral of the gulf Arguin, Mauritania. J. Ichthyol. 52, 160–171 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0032945212010055

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/ihbtkl