Larval fish in the Tamsui river estuary

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An intensive sampling experiment was carried out at three stations in the Tamsui Estuary, northern Taiwan, during June and July 2012, with time intervals varying by hour, diurnal phase, and sampling date. A total of 5,302 larval fish were collected. With the aid of DNA barcoding based on morphology, there were 131 taxa identified, belonging to 52 families, 91 genera, and 78 species.

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Yu-Ming Shih
  • Metadata Provider
  • Author
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Research assistant
Biodiversity research center
No.128, Sec.2, Research road, Nangang district
115 Taipei
  • Principal Investigator
Research fellow
Biodiversity Research Center

Geographic Coverage

Tamsui River estuary, Northern Taiwan

Bounding Coordinates South West [25.16, 121.33], North East [25.25, 121.42]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Anguilliformes, Aulopiformes, Clupeiformes, Elopiformes, Gadiformes, Gasterosteiformes, Gonorhynchiformes, Mugiliformes, Myctophiformes, Perciformes, Pleuronectiformes, Scorpaeniformes, Stomiiformes, Tetraodontiformes
Family Ambassidae, Ammodytidae, Apogonidae, Blenniidae, Bothidae, Bregmacerotidae, Callionymidae, Carangidae, Chaetodontidae, Chanidae, Clupeidae, Congridae, Cynoglossidae, Drepaneidae, Elopidae, Engraulidae, Gerreidae, Gobiidae, Haemulidae, Labridae, Latidae, Leiognathidae, Lutjanidae, Megalopidae, Monacanthidae, Monodactylidae, Mugilidae, Mullidae, Muraenidae, Myctophidae, Nettastomatidae, Ophichthidae, Paralepididae, Phosichthyidae, Platycephalidae, Pomacentridae, Priacanthidae, Ptereleotridae, Scaridae, Scatophagidae, Sciaenidae, Scorpaenidae, Serranidae, Sillaginidae, Sphyraenidae, Syngnathidae, Synodontidae, Terapontidae, Tetraodontidae, Trichiuridae, Trichonotidae, Tripterygiidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-06-26 / 2012-07-19

Project Data

No Description available

Title Larval fish in the Tamsui river estuary

The personnel involved in the project:

Yu-Ming Shih
  • Author

Sampling Methods

Ichthyoplankton net with 90 cm in diameter, 180 cm in length and 330 μm in mesh size

Study Extent Tamsui River estuary, Northern Taiwan

Method step description:

  1. Ichthyoplankton nets were towed for 10 min at a boat speed of 2 knots. Zooplanktons including larval fish were sacrificed immediately by preserving in 95% ethanol for subsequent morphological identification and DNA barcoding.

Collection Data

Collection Name Larval fish
Collection Identifier N/A
Parent Collection Identifier 不適用
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

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