Ichthyofauna of the Desna River and its tributaries

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09 August 2023
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The database has 6653 collection points and includes 22 species of fish from the Desna River, its floodplains and tributaries. Four species mentioned in the dataset are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine.

Data Records

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Kokodii S (2021): Ichthyofauna of the Desna River and its tributaries. v1.0. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence. https://gbif.univer.kharkov.ua/resource?r=fishdesna1&v=1.0


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: eac7957f-8d7a-4605-afe3-96e6b1877416.  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; species; Desna; Ukraine; registrations; biodiversity; Actinopterigii; Occurrence


Sergii Kokodii
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Custodian Steward
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The dataset consists of findings of fish species within the floodplain of the Desna River and its tributaries - the Sejm, Snov, Oster, Ubid, Sudost.

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.16, 29.257], North East [52.376, 35.673]

Taxonomic Coverage

Species of the following families are presented within the dataset: Cyprinidae, Cobitidae, Nemacheilidae, Percidae, Gobiidae, Siluridae, Gadidae, Odontobutidae.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2009-01-01 / 2021-01-01

Sampling Methods

The research was conducted from 2009 to 2021. The section of the Desna River starting from the village of Gremyach to its confluence with the Dnieper River near the village of Oseshchyna is the main area of investigations. The main tributaries: Seym, Snov, Ubid, Oster and Sudost rivers, - as well as the floodplain Desna water bodies (Chernihiv and Kyiv regions) were studied.

Study Extent The dataset is a result of own observations of the author. These observations were provided and organized in a form of dataset as a product of winning project of UNCG grant for supporting of investigation of Desna River biodiversity. Some of the materials were presented by colleagues: Tsyba A. A., Siroid I., Zavadsky P.
Quality Control The author is fully responsible for the quality of data provided within the published dataset.

Method step description:

  1. When the locality of the species was detected, the point was geolocated using a GPS navigator.
  2. Cheking of the data accuracy.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers eac7957f-8d7a-4605-afe3-96e6b1877416