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Unique identifier OMICS_14884
Name FishBase
Restrictions to use None
Database management system MySQL
Community driven No
Data access Browse
User data submission Not allowed
Maintained Yes


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First quantification of subtidal community structure at Tristan da Cunha Islands in the remote South Atlantic: from kelp forests to the deep sea

PLoS One
PMCID: 5875861
PMID: 29596484
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195167

[…] e parameters a and b are species-specific constants, L is total length for fishes and carapace length for lobsters in cm, and W is weight in grams. Length-weight fitting parameters were obtained from FishBase [] for fishes and Glass [] for lobsters at the Tristan da Cunha islands, with the product of individual weights and numerical densities used to estimate biomass density by species. Numerical […]


Shark baselines and the conservation role of remote coral reef ecosystems

Sci Adv
PMCID: 5842041
PMID: 29532033
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq0333

[…] shown to outperform all other mortality predictors based on life histories and to be robust for low-productive species, such as sharks (). Source life histories were taken from the literature and through the rfishbase package (tables S1 and S2). When not available, they were predicted from empirical relationships from other available life histories (hereby, we will use the notatio […]


Draft genome of the protandrous Chinese black porgy, Acanthopagrus schlegelii

PMCID: 5893958
PMID: 29659813
DOI: 10.1093/gigascience/giy012

[…] The wild black porgy (National Center for Biotechnology Information [NCBI] Taxonomy ID: 72 011; Fishbase ID: 6531) individuals (Fig. ) were collected from Laizhou Bay in Yantai, Shandong Province, China. Genomic DNA was extracted from the muscle of a female fish using Qiagen GenomicTip100 (Qiage […]


Trophic signatures of seabirds suggest shifts in oceanic ecosystems

Sci Adv
PMCID: 5812733
PMID: 29457134
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao3946

[…] , where the TL of six prey items was the source biotracer input. Year was as a continuous random effect. Uncertainty in source data TL was built in using mean and SE of the TL from the literature and FishBase. We used a process error structure to account for variation in seabird TLs (). This structure permits consumers to sample in different locations from each prey source distribution, and subseq […]


Socio ecological dynamics of Caribbean coral reef ecosystems and conservation opinion propagation

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5803238
PMID: 29416056
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20341-0

[…] of initial conditions for M, C, P and x, and their long-term states were identified. Gnuplot was used to render the parameter planes.Using the range of parrotfish population doubling time reported in FishBase, we derived a range of realistic growth rate values s from 0.16/year to 0.50/year. Hence, parameter planes varying s were taken to range from 0/year to 0.6/year. Fishing rates are highly vari […]


Underexplored diversity of gill monogeneans in cichlids from Lake Tanganyika: eight new species of Cichlidogyrus Paperna, 1960 (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) from the northern basin of the lake, with remarks on the vagina and the heel of the male copulatory organ

PMCID: 5712084
PMID: 29197419
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-017-2460-6

[…] es, authors, and date of citation based mainly on the original descriptions and on the systematic revision of dactylogyridean cichlid parasites made by Pariselle & Euzet []. Host nomenclature follows FishBase []. […]


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