Inventory of fishes of Everglades National Park: Fishes Checklist

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16 September 2023
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This inventory of the fishes of Everglades National Park summarizes the ichthyological and fisheries investigations that have provided information on the composition and distribution of the park's marine, brackish and freshwaterfish faunas. Descriptions of the major aquatic habitats of the park provide a context for the subsequent complete inventoy for the area. South Florida is a region in which members of the Antillean and Carolinian fish faunas meet and mix, giving rise to a diverse assemblage of fishes. Two hundred and ninety species offishes have been recorded from the park, the majority of which occur both in North American and tropical West Atlantic waters. All of the native freshwaterfishes in the park are derived from temperate North America; conversely, the seven established non-indigenous fish species originated in tropical waters. The table of species inellides abundance and habitat use irlfortnation. Species that are of hypothetical or questionable occurrence are also noted.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Loftus W F, Earl C (2023). Inventory of fishes of Everglades National Park: Fishes Checklist. Version 2.1. OBIS Secretariat. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.25607/dpvccz


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William F. Loftus
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Chandra Earl
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Geographic Coverage

Everglades National Park

Bounding Coordinates South West [24.86, -81.52], North East [25.892, -80.383]

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. Loftus, W. (2000). Inventory of fishes of Everglades National Park. Florida Scientist. 63. 27-47.

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/dpvccz