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Azores actinopterygii updated checklist

Version 1.0 published by Universidade dos Açores on Aug 23, 2019 Universidade dos Açores

Since the first published comprehensive checklist of Azorean fishes - covering the whole EEZ region - (Santos et al. 1997) several new records have been published and an updated checklist published (Porteiro et al. 2010). This new dataset covers all confirmed species of bony fish for the Azorean EEZ and will soon be followed by an updated checklist for the region's Chondrichthyes (last revised by Barreiros & Gadig 2011).

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 997 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


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How to cite

Please be aware, this is an old version of the dataset.  Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Barreiros J, Azevedo J (2019): Azores actinopterygii updated checklist. v1.0. Universidade dos Açores. Dataset/Checklist. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=actinopterygii_azores_checklist_vs1_2019&v=1.0


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Universidade dos Açores. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 04ee2cdd-59ad-4d33-b9d4-a0bcdf4ab402.  Universidade dos Açores publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.


Checklist; Inventoryregional


Who created the resource:

João Barreiros
Aggregate Professor
Universidade dos Açores Rua Capitao Joao D'Avila 9701-042 Angra do Heroismo string:Portugal PT
José Azevedo
Assistant Professor
Universidade dos Açores 9501-801 Ponta Delgada PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

João Barreiros
Aggregate Professor
Universidade dos Açores Rua Capitao Joao D'Avila 9701-042 Angra do Heroismo PT
José Azevedo
Assistant Professor
Universidade dos Açores 9501-801 Ponta Delgada PT

Who filled in the metadata:

João Barreiros
Aggregate Professor
Universidade dos Açores Rua Capitao Joao D'Avila 9701-042 Angra do Heroismo PT

Geographic Coverage

Azores EEZ limits.

Bounding Coordinates South West [35.604, -30.938], North East [41.377, -23.73]

Taxonomic Coverage

Class Actinopterygii.

Class  Actinopterygii (Fin fish)

Project Data

Summary: The Azorean Biodiversity Portal E-Infrastructure was approved by FCT for the National Research Infrastructure in the Roadmap. The approval of Azorean Biodiversity Portal by the Portuguese E-Infrastructure Roadmap, will guarantee financial support between 2019 and 2021 and the improvement of the Portal and new products. This is quite an important achievement for this regional Biodiversity Portal. The Azorean Biodiversity Portal (ABP) is a key e-infrastructure for the integrated management of biodiversity data of the Azores, providing a large number of specialized services supporting research, policy and education. The evaluators considered that the submitted proposal lists some significant policy integration opportunities with Azorean government using the portal as part of its conservation activities for protected areas, as well as for the sustainable management of biodiversity relating to agriculture, forestry and fisheries. This was the first Biodiversity Portal in Portugal, starting in 2008, and the only one which provides easy access to island biodiversity data. ABP is currently recognized as a valuable outreach, management and conservation tool for all who work in science and protection of biodiversity. The 3000 visits per day, the numerous international scientific collaborations, resulting in publications and academic thesis, and the connection with other prestigious databases demonstrate the Portal’s scientific quality as well as its general appeal. This project initiated in 2008 under the leadership of researchers from the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA_A) based in the Dep. of Agrarian Sciences in Terceira Island and included also the collaboration with researchers from the CIBIO-Azores based in the Dep. Biology of the Univ of Azores and more recently researchers from IMAR-DOP in Horta. In this moment the Portal is being funded by Azorean Science Ministry (project ATLANTISMAR). The main ABP action lines are to: - improve the informatics system of the e-infrastructure to allow complex queries and improve user-friendliness - guarantee a rigorous classification for every species, providing updated comprehensive checklists, ensuring accuracy on the compilation of biogeographical information; this is the backbone of the Portal and all its products and services - provide innovative biodiversity analytical tools for both researchers and community members and invite them to contribute data to the Portal, establishing effective science communication

Funding Funding Institutions: Azores PO 2020 - ACORES-01-0145-FEDER-000072 TOTAL BUDGET: 299. 901,83€ EU Support: 254. 916, 56€ This project was financed by FEDER in 85% and by Azorean Public funds by 15% through Operational Program Azores 2020. This work is also funded by FEDER funds through the COMPETE 2020 Programme and National Funds through FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology under the Research Infrastructure PORBIOTA - Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity, project number POCI-01-0145-FEDER-022127.
Study Area Description Azores Archipelago

The personnel involved in the project:

João Barreiros

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Santos, R. S.; F. M. Porteiro & J. P. Barreiros, 1997. Marine fishes of the Azores: an annotated checklist and bibliography. Arquipélago. Life and Marine Sciences Supplement 1: xxviii + 244pp. Ponta Delgada;
  2. Porteiro F.M., Menezes G.M., Afonso P., Monteiro J.G. Santos R.S. 2010. Marine Fish (Chondrichthyes, Actinopterygii). Pp. 326-345. In: Borges P.A.V., Costa A., Cunha R., Gabriel R., Gonçalves V., Martins A. F., Melo I., Parente M., Raposeiro P., Rodrigues P., Santos R.S., Silva L., Vieira P, Vieira V. (eds.) A List of the Terrestrial and Marine Biota from the Azores. Principia, Cascais;
  3. Barreiros, J. P. & O. B. F. Gadig 2011. Catálogo Ilustrado dos Tubarões e Raias dos Açores. Instituto Açoriano de Cultura, Angra do Heroísmo. Edição Bilingue (Inglês). * Co-autoria dos textos e ilustração integral das espécies. 189pp.

Additional Metadata

Purpose Updating Azorean biota checklists.
Maintenance Description Yearly.
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=actinopterygii_azores_checklist_vs1_2019