New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database

Latest version published by The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) on Aug 9, 2018 The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

The New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database (NZFFD) records the occurrence of fish in fresh waters of New Zealand, including major offshore islands. We maintain the database at our Wellington campus. Data stored include the site location, the species present, their abundance and size, as well as information such as the fishing method used and a physical description of the site. The latter includes an assessment of the habitat type, substrate type, available fish cover, catchment vegetation, riparian vegetation, water widths and depths, and some water quality measures.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 117,126 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 117,126 records in English (4 MB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (5 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (5 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1cc1bd52-369e-4e54-b351-e7beacfda698.  The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF New Zealand.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Shannan Crow
Freshwater Fish Ecologist
NIWA National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Shannan Crow
Freshwater Fish Ecologist
NIWA National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research 10 Kyle St, Riccarton 8011 Christchurch Canterbury NZ 03-348 8987

Who filled in the metadata:

Shannan Crow
Freshwater Fish Ecologist
NIWA National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research 10 Kyle St, Riccarton 8011 Christchurch Canterbury NZ 03-348 8987

Geographic Coverage

New Zealand

Bounding Coordinates South West [-47.163, 166.34], North East [-34.281, 178.415]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1915-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 1cc1bd52-369e-4e54-b351-e7beacfda698
https://gbifipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=nzffd