Fishes of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine

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The dataset includes records of fish species found on the territory of Krasnokutsk community. Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada) is located in the north-west of Kharkiv region. The natural complexes of the territory are represented by oak forests on the right banks and pine forests on the left banks of the rivers, floodplains, steppe beams, marshy alder trees. A significant part of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune consists of agricultural landscapes. The floodplains of the Merla and Merchyk rivers (the Dnipro river basin) were subjected to land reclamation in the 1970s, which radically changed the hydrological regime and affected on species of flora and fauna. In the pine forests there is the largest complex of forest peat bogs and lakes in the Kharkiv region.

Data Records

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Podobailo A, Koshovyi I, Brusentsova N (2023). Fishes of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine. Version 1.0. Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park. Occurrence dataset.


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Occurrence; Observation


Anatolii Podobailo
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Educational and Scientific Center "Institute of Biology and Medicine"
Ihor Koshovyi
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Junior Research employee
Pyriatynskyi National Nature Park
Nataliia Brusentsova
  • Metadata Provider
Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park
st. Zarichna 15A

Geographic Coverage

Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Bohodukhiv district, Kharkiv region, Ukraine.

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.99, 35.071], North East [50.163, 35.318]

Taxonomic Coverage


Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Order Gasteriformes, Esociformes, Cypriniformes
Family Nemacheilidae, Cobitidae, Gasteridae, Cyprinidae, Esocidae

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2013-2020

Project Data

BioDATA grant for data mobilization including digitization, data quality assurance, data preparation, and publication of collection specimen and other species data from Ukraine to GBIF. Dataset preparation was supported within the project "Biodiversity of Krasnokutsk amalgamated territorial community (Kharkiv region)". More details on the grant program here (

Title BioDATA Ukraine data mobilization grant program 2022
Identifier Cepa-LT-2017/10049
Funding BioDATA partners, NLBIF, GBIF Norway, and the UiO Natural History Museum
Study Area Description The territory of Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine
Design Description The data presented in the dataset were collected during field research on the territory of Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park. The project steps were as follows: estimate the amount of data to be processed and their condition; contact other scientists with the offer of cooperation and publication of data of their authorship; digitize the data of field diaries; collect data from all local computers; divide the data into occurrence and sampling-event; format the data in a table according to the category; edit data sent by other researchers and add them to the general database.

The personnel involved in the project:

Nataliia Brusentsova
Kateryna Ivanova
Oleh Prylutskyi

Sampling Methods

The data presented in the dataset were collected during field research in the rivers, lakes and ponds on the territory of Krasnokutsk territorial commune. Ichthyological samples were taken with a 5 mm mesh net and an 5 mm ichthyological scoop-net. Each individual fish was examined and its species was identified. Findings from fishermen were also included. The database of field work results has been reformatted according to Darwin Core Archives standards.

Study Extent Rivers, lakes, ponds on the territory of Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Bohodukhiv district, Kharkiv region, Ukraine.

Method step description:

  1. Field data collection: catching fish; identification of species by features of external structure; collecting data from local fishermen; mapping using a GPS-navigator
  2. Database creation: reformatting thematic databases according to Darwin Core Archives standards
  3. Data checking and cleaning in OpenRefine

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Brusentsova N., Bondarenko Z., Ivanova K., Bezrodnova O., Skrylnyk Yu. Biodiversity and importance of conservation of natural complex “Chapelnyk” and hydrological raserve (zakaznik) of local significance “Cherneschynskyi” (Kharkiv region) // Chornobyl: open air lab. Materials handbook I International science and spplied conference, April 24, 2021, Kyiv. Ternopil: Krok, 2021. P. 36-40. [In Ukranian]

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