Datasets


Title Resource type
Species list of known fish species in Chagos dataset
Molecular biogeography of the coral-dwelling snapping shrimp _Alpheus lottini_ (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae) dataset
Plant distribution across 59 islands in Chagos over 21 years dataset
Census of breeding seabirds in the Chagos Archipelago dataset
Fish community surveys at 10 sites in Peros Banhos Atoll, Salomon Atoll, Eagle Island, and Three Brothers Atolls dataset
Weather records from Diego Garcia from 1973 to 1997 from the National Climatic Data Center, USA. dataset
Benthic community composition for 7 sites dataset
Species list for Cryptogamic flora of the Chagos Archipelago dataset
Identity and abundance of soft corals (Alcyonacea: Octocorallia) from shallow waters in Chagos. dataset
Contaminant levels and molecular organic markers in the coastal environment of the Chagos Archipelago dataset
Broadscale coastal environmental assessment scores for Chagos dataset
Preliminary faunal reference list of benthic foraminifera for Chagos dataset
Population and available suitable habitat estimates for green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbills turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in the Chagos Archipelago. dataset
Sex steroid concentration in immature hawksbill turtles in the Chagos Archipelago dataset
Distribution of mtDNA variants in the Indian Ocean (including Chagos) dataset
Commercial fisheries catch and effort data dataset
Macroalgae distribution and species list for Salomon, Peros Banhos and The Great Chagos Bank Atolls. dataset
Holothurian (sea-cucumber) survey dataset
Concentration of anthropogenic contaminants or natural elements in enhanced concentrations in surface sediments, selected macrobenthic invertebrates, coral-fish species and birds and bird’s eggs dataset
Estimates of reef and island age for the Chagos islands based on isotopic dating of fossil dataset
Substrate area estimates at different depths for the Chagos Archipelago dataset
Distibution of Macrolepidoptera (moths) across Chagos from observations from the 1996 expedition and previous expeditions dataset
Insect species checklist for the Chagos Archipelago (with notes on other terrestrial fauna) dataset
Diver shark sightings in Chagos 1975-1996 dataset
Data sets

Species list of known fish species in Chagos


Type
underwater
Subject
biological_organisms
Lifeform
fish shark_rays
Stress
Contact
Richard Winterbottom
Contact email
Start year
1908
End year
1996
Resource lineage
Data extracted from publication by Elizabeth Widman.
Data format
PDF
Description
A list of the 784 known fish species from the Chagos is presented. These are all epipelagic or shore fishes (i.e. demersal species occurring in less than 200m depth); the deep demersal, mesopelagic and bathypelagic fishes remain unstudied. The Chagos fish fauna is similar in general composition to that of the Maldives. The five most speciose families are the Gobiidae (gobies, 98 species), Labridae (wrasses, 63), Serranidae (groupers and relatives, 51), Muraenidae (moray eels, 41) and Pomacentridae (damselfishes, 38), which together account for 37% of the total fish fauna.
Keywords
fish reef_fish biogeography
Notes
Link
Local link
Latitude
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Longitude
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Status
OA
Clearance
0
Local link
Winterbottom and Anderson fish species list 1999.pdf
Authors
Anderson Charles , Winterbottom Richard .