Addition to ichthyofauna of the Desna River and its tributaries

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29 August 2022
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The database includes finds of 30 species of fish living in the lower course of the Desna River.

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Sheremetyev I (2021): Addition to ichthyofauna of the Desna River and its tributaries. v1.1. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence. https://gbif.univer.kharkov.ua/resource?r=desnafishsp1&v=1.1


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1a7dfcf2-234a-4d7a-9d5f-de7c8925d274.  Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Occurrence; fish; Actinopterigii; Desna; registration; biodiversity; Kyiv region; Occurrence


Igor Sheremetyev
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Programmer
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The dataset consists of points where fish species were found in the Desna River from the village of Bodenky to its mouth, two floodplain lakes on the left and right banks of the Desna, as well as one location in the Camel Bay on the northern border of Kyiv.

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.16, 29.235], North East [52.369, 33.53]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset consists of fish species (Actinopterigii class).

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii

Sampling Methods

We used reconnaissance and detailed route methods to survey the section of the Desna riverbed from the northern tip of the river island of Lyubechiv near the village of Bodenky to the mouth of the Desna. Floodplain lakes were also surveyed, on the left bank opposite the village of Pirnove, and on the right bank, lake Starukha between Nyzhcha Dubechna and Novosilky. These lakes have lost their connection with the Desna riverbed. The strait, which is part of Camel Bay in northern Kyiv, was also inspected as the site of Syngnathus abaster possible suitable habitat. A boat was used to move on the water. The work at one location was carried out during one day and included catching fish with a fishing rod and small species of bait. Immediately after identification, the fish were returned to the reservoirs. The list of species also included fish caught by other fishermen near the site.

Study Extent The research was conducted in July-November 2020 and May 2021.
Quality Control The author is fully responsible for the data provided within the published dataset.

Method step description:

  1. 1. Field surveys using a boat to move on the water.
  2. 2. The work at one location was carried out during one day and included catching fish with a fishing rod and small species of bait.
  3. 3. Identification of species.
  4. 4. release of captured individuals.
  5. 5. Collection of information from local fishermen.
  6. 6. All the findings of one day were attributed to one location, the coordinates of which were determined using a GPS-navigator.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 1a7dfcf2-234a-4d7a-9d5f-de7c8925d274