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Deep-water and El Niño-related fishes from the northern Humboldt Current System of Chile-Peru
Entry ID: COPAS_I_Chile_1

Abstract: This data base includes deep-water fishes and fishes collected at northern Chile during El Niño conditions in 1983-84. These fishes were collected and identified by Ismael Kong, who was a highly prestigious ichthyologist in Chile. The fish collection is currently maintained at Universidad de Antofagasta in northern Chile. The region where fishes come from is an important fishery area mostly based on small pelagic fishes, such as anchovy and sardines. However fishes inhabiting the mesopelagic layer are seldom referred to, because they are not part of the fishery landings. This data set includes those fishes from deep water (>200 m) from this highly productive upwelling zone and some species normally found upon the El Niño conditions.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -16.0   S: -37.0   E: -70.0   W: -73.6

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Medina, P., Manriquez, K., Escribano, R.
Dataset Title: Deep-water and El Niño-related fishes from the northern Humboldt Current System of Chile-Peru
Dataset Series Name: Ismael Kong collection Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile
Dataset Release Date: 2010-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Antofagasta, Chile
Dataset Publisher: Eastern South Pacific Regional Node of OBIS (ESPOBIS)
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Text
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 1983-08-01
TRAWL Ancillary Description
Use Constraints There is no constraint for data usage, except for recognition of ESPOBIS as a Regional Node of OBIS and recognition to Ismael Kong Collection from Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.
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Email: pmedina at
Contact Address:
Avenida Angamos 601
City: Antofagasta
Country: Chile
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-09-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-30