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A checklist of Chondrichthyan fishes of Papua New Guinea

Latest version published by Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node on 12 January 2024 Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node

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Description

This dataset is from an annotated checklist of the chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, rays, and chimaeras) of Papua New Guinean waters is herein presented. The checklist is the result of a large biodiversity study on the chondrichthyan fauna of Papua New Guinea between 2013 and 2017. The chondrichthyan fauna of Papua New Guinea has historically been very poorly known due to a lack of baseline information and limited deepwater exploration. A total of 131 species, comprising 36 families and 68 genera, were recorded. The most speciose families are the Carcharhinidae with 29 species and the Dasyatidae with 23 species. Verified voucher material from various biological collections around the world are provided, with a total of 687 lots recorded comprising 574 whole specimens, 128 sets of jaws and 21 sawfish rostra. This represents the first detailed, verified checklist of chondrichthyans from Papua New Guinean waters.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

White W T, Ko'ou A (2024). A checklist of Chondrichthyan fishes of Papua New Guinea. Version 1.0. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Occurrence dataset. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=png_chondrichthyan&v=1.0

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

William T. White
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Researcher
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere
GPO Box 1538
Hobart
AU
Alfred Ko'ou
  • Originator
Researcher
3Department of Biological Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea
P.O. Box 320, University P.O.
National Capital District
PG

Geographic Coverage

Papuan New Guinean waters

Bounding Coordinates South West [-10.7, 141.1], North East [0, 155.4]

Taxonomic Coverage

Chondrichthyan fishes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1820-01-01 / 2017-09-30

Bibliographic Citations

  1. White, W.T. and Ko'Ou, A., 2018. An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa, 4411(1), pp.1-82.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS