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
0.00000000
Longitude
0.00000000
Status
OA
Clearance
0
Local link
Winterbottom and Anderson fish species list 1999.pdf
Authors
Anderson Charles , Winterbottom Richard .