NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES: A dataset of occurrence and abundance of freshwater fishes in the Neotropics

Livia Helena Tonella, Renata Ruaro, Vanessa Salete Daga, Diego Azevedo Zoccal Garcia, Oscar Barroso Vitorino Junior, Tatiana Lobato-de Magalhaes, Roberto Esser dos Reis, Fabio Di Dario, Ana Cristina Petry, Michael Maia Mincarone, Luciano Fogaca de Assis Montag, Paulo Santos Pompeu, Adonias Aphoena Martins Teixeira, Alberto Luciano Carmassi, Alberto J. Sanchez, Alejandro Giraldo Perez, Alessandra Bono, Alessio Datovo, Alexander S. Flecker, Alexandra SanchesAlexandre Lima Godinho, Alexandre Matthiensen, Alexandre Peressin, Alexandre Wagner Silva Hilsdorf, Alexeia Barufatti, Alice Hirschmann, Aline Jung, Allan K. Cruz-Ramirez, Alline Braga Silva, Almir Manoel Cunico, Amanda Saldanha Barbosa, Amauri de Castro Barradas, Ana Carolina Lacerda Rego, Ana Clara Sampaio Franco, Ana Paula Lula Costa, Ana Paula Vidotto-Magnoni, Anderson Ferreira, Anderson Kassner Filho, Andre Batista Nobile, Andre Lincoln Barroso Magalhaes, Andre Teixeira da Silva, Andrea Bialetzki, Andrea Cristina dos Santos Maroclo Gomes, Andrezza Bellotto Nobre, Armando Cesar Rodrigues Casimiro, Arturo Angulo Sibaja, Arthur Alexandre Capelli dos Santos, Atila Rodrigues de Araujo, Augusto Frota, Barbara Angelio Quirino, Beatriz Moreira Ferreira, Bianca Weiss Albuquerque, Bruna Arbo Meneses, Brunno Tolentino Oliveira, Bruno Augusto Torres Parahyba Campos, Bruno Bastos Goncalves, Bruno Busnello Kubiak, Bruno da Silveira Prudente, Bruno Gorini de Araujo Passos Pacheco, Bruno Kazuo Nakagawa, Bruno Tayar Marinho do Nascimento, Calebe Maia, Camila Cantagallo Devids, Carla Ferreira Rezende, Carla Munoz-Mendoza, Carlos A. Peres, Carlos Alberto De Sousa Rodrigues Filho, Carlos Alberto Santos de Lucena, Carlos Alexandre Fernandes, Carlos Benhur Kasper, Carlos A. Donascimiento, Carmino Emidio Junior, Carolina Carrillo-Moreno, Carolina Machado, Carlos Donascimiento, Carmino Emidio Jr, Carolina Carrillo-Moreno, Carolina Machado, Carolina Pera, Caroline Hartmann, Catherine M. Pringle, Cecilia Gontijo Leal, Celine Jezequel, Chris Harrod, Clarissa Alves da Rosa, Claudio Quezada-Romegialli, Crisla Maciel Pott, Crislei Larentis, Cristiane A. S. Nascimento, Cristina da Silva Goncalves, Cristina Jaques da Cunha, Cristina Moreira Pisicchio, Daniel Cardoso de Carvalho, Daniel Galiano, Daniel Gomez-Uchida, Daniel Oliveira Santana, Daniel Salas Johnson, Danielle Katharine Petsch, Danielly Torres Hashiguti de Freitas, Dayani Bailly, Debora Ferreira Machado, Debora Reis de Carvalho, Dhyego Hamilton Topan, Diego Canas-Rojas, Diego da Silva, Diogo Freitas-Souza, Dilermando Pereira Lima-Junior, Diovani Piscor, Djalma Pereira Moraes, Douglas Viana, Dyego Leonardo Ferraz Caetano, Eder Andre Gubiani, Edson K. Okada, Eduardo Cazuni do Amaral, Eduardo Meneguzzi Brambilla, Eduardo Ribeiro Cunha, Elaine Antoniassi Luiz Kashiwaqui, Elise Amador Rocha, Elisete Ana Barp, Elmary da Costa Fraga, Elvira D'Bastiani, Eugenia Zandona, Eurizangela Pereira Dary, Evanilde Benedito, Everardo Barba-Macias, Evelyn Vanessa Calvache Uvidia, Fabiana Luques Fonseca, Fabiane Silva Ferreira, Fabio Lima, Fabio Maffei, Fabio Porto-Foresti, Fabricio Barreto Teresa, Fabricio de Andrade Frehse, Fagner Junior M. Oliveira, Felipe Pessoa da Silva, Felipe Pontieri de Lima, Fernanda Dotti do Prado, Fernando Camargo Jerep, Fernando Emmanuel Goncalves Vieira, Fernando Gertum Becker, Fernando Rogerio de Carvalho, Flavio Kulaif Ubaid, Francisco Keilo Teixeira, Francisco Provenzano Rizzi, Francisco Severo-Neto, Francisco Villamarin, Franco Teixeira de Mello, Friedrich Wolfgang Keppeler, Gabriel de Avila Batista, Gabriel de Menezes Yazbeck, Giancarlo Tesitore, Gilberto Nepomuceno Salvador, Gita Juan Soteroruda Brito, Giulianna Rondineli Carmassi, Gregorio Kurchevski, Guillermo Goyenola, Hasley Rodrigo Pereira, Helen Jamille Fernandes Silva Alvez, Helena Alves do Prado, Henrique Ledo Lopes Pinho, Hingara Leao Sousa, Hugo Bornatowski, Hugo de Oliveira Barbosa, Ibon Tobes, Igor de Paiva Affonso, Igor Raposo Queiroz, Irma Vila, Ivan Vinicio Jacome Negrete, Ivo Gaviao Prado, Jean Ricardo Simoes Vitule, Jesse Figueiredo-Filho, Jessica Antunez Gonzalez, Jessica Caroline de Faria Falcao, Jessica Vieira Teixeira, Jimmy Pincheira-Ulbrich, Jislaine Cristina da Silva, Joao Antonio de Araujo Filho, Joao Fernando Marques da Silva, Joao Gabriel Genova, Joao Gabriel Ribeiro Giovanelli, Joao Vitor Perin Andriola, Jonatas Alves, Jonathan Valdiviezo-Rivera, Jorge Liotta, Jorge Ivan Sanchez Botero, Jorge Liotta, Jorge Luis Ramirez, Jorge Reppold Marinho, Jose Luis Olivan Birindelli, Jose Luis Costa Novaes, Joseph E. Hawes, Josiane Ribolli, Juan Francisco Rivadeneira, Juan Jacobo Schmitter-Soto, Juliana Camara Assis, Juliana Paulo da Silva, Juliana Silveira dos Santos, Juliana Wojciechowski, Juliana Wojciechowski, Juliano Andre Bogoni, Juliano Ferrer, Julio Cesar Jut Solorzano, Julio Cesar Sa-Oliveira, Jussara Oliveira Vaini, Kamila Contreras Palma, Karine Orlandi Bonato, Karla Dayane de Lima Pereira, Kassiano dos Santos Sousa, Kevin Giancarlo Borja-Acosta, Lais Carneiro, Larissa Faria, Leonardo Brito de Oliveira, Leonardo Cardoso Resende, Leonardo Ferreira da Silva Ingenito, Leonardo Oliveira Silva, Leydiane Nunes Rodrigues, Lida Guarderas-Flores, Lidiane Martins, Lorena Tonini, Lorrana Thais Maximo Durville Braga, Louise Cristina Gomes, Lucas de Fries, Lucas Goncalves da Silva, Lucas Ribeiro Jarduli, Luciano Benedito Lima, Luciano Gomes Fischer, Luciano Lazzarini Wolff, Luciano Neves dos Santos, Luis Artur Valoes Bezerra, Luisa Maria Sarmento Soares, Luisa Resende Manna, Luiz Fernando Duboc, Luiz Guilherme dos Santos Ribas, Luiz Roberto Malabarba, Marcelo Fulgencio Guedes Brito, Marcelo Renno Braga, Marcelo Silva de Almeida, Maria Cecilia Sily, Maria Claudene Barros, Maria Histelle Sousa do Nascimento, Maria Laura de Souza Delapieve, Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade, Marina Tagliaferro, Mario Cesar Cardoso de Pinna, Mario H. Yanez-Munoz, Mario Luis Orsi, Marlon Ferraz da Rosa, Marlos Bastiani, Marta Severino Stefani, Martha Buenano-Carriel, Martha Elena Valdez Moreno, Mateus Moreira de Carvalho, Mateus Tavares Kuetter, Matheus Oliveira Freitas, Mauricio Canas-Merino, Mauricio Cetra, Mauricio Herrera-Madrid, Mauricio Mello Petrucio, Mauro Galetti, Miguel Angel Salcedo, Miguel Pascual, Milton Cezar Ribeiro, Milza Celi Fedatto Abelha, Monica Andrade da Silva, Monica Pacheco de Araujo, Murilo Sversut Dias, Naiara Guimaraes Sales, Naraiana Loureiro Benone, Natane Sartor, Nelson Ferreira Fontoura, Nicholas Silvestre de Souza Trigueiro, Nicolas Alvarez-Pliego, Oscar Akio Shibatta, Pablo A. Tedesco, Pablo Cesar Lehmann Albornoz, Pablo Henrique Fernandes Santos, Pamela Virgolino Freitas, Patricia Calegari Fagundes, Patricia Domingues de Freitas, Patricio Mena-Valenzuela, Paul Tufino, Paula Araujo Catelani, Paula Peixoto, Paulo Ilha, Pedro De Podesta Uchoa de Aquino, Pedro Gerhard, Pedro Hollanda Carvalho, Pedro Jimenez-Prado, Pedro Manoel Galetti, Pedro Paulino Borges, Pedro Peixoto Nitschke, Pedro Sartori Manoel, Phamela Bernardes Peronico, Philip Teles Soares, Pitagoras Augusto Piana, Priscila de Oliveira Cunha, Priscila Plesley, Rafael Couto Rosa de Souza, Rafael Rogerio Rosa, Rana W. El-Sabaawi, Raoni Rosa Rodrigues, Raphael Covain, Raquel Coelho Loures, Raul Renno Braga, Reginaldo Re, Remy Bigorne, Renata Cassemiro Biagioni, Renato Azevedo Matias Silvano, Renato Bolson Dala-Corte, Renato Tavares Martins, Ricardo Rosa, Ricardo Sartorello, Rodrigo de Almeida Nobre, Ronald D. Bassar, Ronaldo Cesar Gurgel-Lourenco, Ronaldo Fernando Martins Pinheiro, Ronaldo Leal Carneiro, Rosa Florido, Rosana Mazzoni, Rosane Silva-Santos, Rosiane de Paula Santos, Rosilene Luciana Delariva, Sandra Maria Hartz, Sebastien Brosse, Sergio Luiz Althoff, Shaka Nobrega Marinho Furtado, Sidnei Eduardo Lima-Junior, Silvia Yasmin Lustosa Costa, Solange Arrolho, Sonya K. Auer, Sybelle Bellay, Tais de Fatima Ramos Guimaraes, Talitha Mayumi Francisco, Tatiane Mantovano, Tatyana Gomes, Telton Pedro Anselmo Ramos, Thais de Assis Volpi, Thais Moura Emiliano, Thiago Augusto Pedroso Barbosa, Thiago Jose Balbi, Thiago Nascimento da Silva Campos, Thiago Teixeira Silva, Thiago Vinicius Trento Occhi, Thiely Oliveira Garcia, Tiago Magalhaes da Silva Freitas, Tiago Octavio Begot, Tony Leandro Rezende da Silveira, Ueslei Lopes, Uwe Horst Schulz, Valeria Fagundes, Valeria Flavia Batista da Silva, Valter M. Azevedo-Santos, Vanessa Ribeiro, Vanessa Graciele Tiburcio, Vera Lucia Lescano de Almeida, Victoria J. Isaac-Nahum, Vinicius Abilhoa, Vinicius Farias Campos, Vinicius Tavares Kuetter, Vivian de Mello Cionek, Viviane Prodocimo, Wagner Vicentin, Waldney Pereira Martins, Walna Micaelle de Moraes Pires, Weferson Junio da Graca, Welber Senteio Smith, Wesley Dattilo, Windsor Efren Aguirre Maldonado, Yuri Gomes Ponce de Carvalho Rocha, Yzel Rondon Suarez, Zilda Margarete Seixas de Lucena

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Abstract

The Neotropical region hosts 4225 freshwater fish species, ranking first among the world's most diverse regions for freshwater fishes. Our NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES data set is the first to produce a large-scale Neotropical freshwater fish inventory, covering the entire Neotropical region from Mexico and the Caribbean in the north to the southern limits in Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, and Uruguay. We compiled 185,787 distribution records, with unique georeferenced coordinates, for the 4225 species, represented by occurrence and abundance data. The number of species for the most numerous orders are as follows: Characiformes (1289), Siluriformes (1384), Cichliformes (354), Cyprinodontiformes (245), and Gymnotiformes (135). The most recorded species was the characid Astyanax fasciatus (4696 records). We registered 116,802 distribution records for native species, compared to 1802 distribution records for nonnative species. The main aim of the NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES data set was to make these occurrence and abundance data accessible for international researchers to develop ecological and macroecological studies, from local to regional scales, with focal fish species, families, or orders. We anticipate that the NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES data set will be valuable for studies on a wide range of ecological processes, such as trophic cascades, fishery pressure, the effects of habitat loss and fragmentation, and the impacts of species invasion and climate change. There are no copyright restrictions on the data, and please cite this data paper when using the data in publications.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3713
Number of pages14
JournalEcology
Volume104
Issue number4
Early online date27 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

Keywords

  • biodiversity hotspot
  • conservation
  • data paper
  • ichthyology
  • Neotropical region
  • occurrence
  • species distribution

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