Census of fishes in watercourses in Benin

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List and geographic position of fishes censused in Pendjari river in North Benin, and in Lakes Nokoué and Hlan respectively in South and Centre Benin

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Gangnibo, C.N., Gbetoho A.J. & Ganglo, C.J., 2015. Census of fishes in watercourses in Benin. Laboratory of Forest Sciences, FSA-UAC.


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Occurrence; Observation; Diversity; Fish species; ecology; Benin


Charles Nounagnon Gangnibo
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Laboratory of Forest Sciences (LSF)
BP 1493
Jean Cossi Ganglo
  • Point Of Contact
Laboratory of Forest Sciences
BP 1493
Sophie Pamerlon
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Biodiversity Data Engineer
GBIF France
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Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [6.1, 0.7], North East [12.5, 3.9]

Taxonomic Coverage

Anguilliformes, Beloniformes, Characiformes, Clupeiformes, Cypriniformes, Cyprinodontiformes, Elopiformes, Gonorynchiformes, Lepidosireniformes, Mugiliformes, Osteoglossiformes, Perciformes, Pleuronectiformes, Polypteriformes, Siluriformes, Synbranchiformes, Tetraodontiformes

Superclass Agnatha
Class Chondrichthyes, Actinopterygii, Sarcopterygii

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2001-07-01 / 2008-08-31

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Ahouansou Montcho, S., 2011. Diversité et exploitation des poissons de la rivière Pendjari (Bénin, Afrique de l'Ouest. Thèse de Doctorat, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, 201 pages+annexes
  2. Montchowui, E., Niyonkuru, C., Ahouansou Montcho, S., Chikou, A. & Lalèyè, P., 2007. L’ichtyofaune de la rivière Hlan au Bénin (Afrique de l’Ouest). Cybium 2007, 31(2): 163-166
  3. Lalèyè, P., Niyonkuru, C., Moreau, J. & Teugels, G.G., 2010. Spatial and seasonal distribution of the ichthyofauna of Lake Nokoué, Bénin, West Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science 2003, 28(2): 151–161

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d2724ca9-8ccd-416e-9837-7aee75f67422